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Why You'd Never Survive Life During The Dark Ages

The so-called Dark Ages were a time when humankind was really sort of getting itself sorted out...for better or worse. The Church was increasing in power, there were huge advances in agriculture, math, and science, and there were powerful, world-changing dynasties in place, like Charlemagne and the Carolingians. There are no real, set-in-stone dates that define the Dark Ages, or...

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    Why You'd Never Survive Life During The Dark Ages

    Why You'd Never Survive Life During The Dark Ages

    The so-called Dark Ages were a time when humankind was really sort of getting itself sorted out...for better or worse. The Church was increasing in power, there were huge advances in agriculture, math, and science, and there were powerful, world-changing dynasties in place, like Charlemagne and the Carolingians. There are no real, set-in-stone...

    The Worst Years In History According To Experts

    The Worst Years In History According To Experts

    It really doesn't matter which year we're in. Have a quick glance at the news cycle and it seems like it's completely legit to think, "Well, this has to be it. The worst year in history. Congratulations, humans, you've outdone yourselves." But is it really the worst? What makes for the "worst" year in history? It's harder to determine than you might expect...

    Why Was It Called The Dark Ages?

    Why Was It Called The Dark Ages?

    One of the most recognizable time periods in history is known as the Dark Ages. In the year A.D. 476, the great civilization of Rome collapsed, thus bringing Europe into a time of "darkness." The years that would follow, up until the Renaissance, would come to be known for their "lack of scientific and cultural advancement." Due to its portrayal in movies and...

    What Life Was Really Like During The Middle Ages

    What Life Was Really Like During The Middle Ages

    Let's start with a little bit of a disclaimer: The term "Middle Ages" covers a lot of ground, starting with a millennium's worth of centuries. History says it's generally considered to be the period between the fall of the Roman Empire in 476, all the way into the 14th century and the Renaissance, and that's a long time by any standards...

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