|Title||The Dark Ages - Darkness Defined|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Access Date||April 26, 2010|
|Publisher||All About History|
The Dark Ages – Defining the Darkness
Initially, this era took on the term “dark” by later onlookers; this was due to the backward ways and practices that seemed to prevail during this time. Future historians used the term “dark” simply to denote the fact that little was known about this period; there was a paucity of written history. Recent discoveries have apparently altered this perception as many new facts about this time have been uncovered.
While the term dark ages is no longer widely used, it may best be described as Early Middle Ages -- the period following the decline of Rome in the Western World. The Middle Ages is loosely considered to extend from 400 to 1000 AD.
|Citation Key||swAll About History|