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At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But the once-powerful Rome--rotten to the core by the fifth century--lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion, slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling. As chaos replaced culture, Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace. THE DARK AGES profiles those who battled to shape the future, from the warlords whose armies threatened to case the demise of European society, like Alaric, Charles the Hammer, and Clovis; to the men and women who valiantly tended the flames of justice, knowledge, and innovation including Charlemagne, St. Benedict, Empress Theodora, and other brave souls who fought for peace and enlightenment. It was in the shadows of this turbulent millennium that the seeds of modern civilization were sown.
The bonus features included the entire "The Plague" episode , so really didn't need to buy both.Published 3 months ago by Jeanne McEvoy
I'm surprised they still make documentaries like this one. “The Dark Ages” contains all the usual stereotypes and distortions about how the glorious Roman Empire fell to the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ashtar Command
Good revelations. I liked the video, even though it missed out on some of the influences that revitalized the euro-civilizations. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Earl Phillips