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Dark Ages (historiography)

The "Dark Ages" is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages. It emphasizes the demographic, cultural and economic deterioration that supposedly occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire, and the relative scarcity of written records from the period.

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John Green explains how the Dark Ages weren't that dark. The Dark Ages is more European centered.The rest of the world was doing fine.

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