The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light


S1 Ep4 - The Men Of The North

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The Men Of The North - In the final episode, Waldemar looks towards the North of Europe. The Carolingians saw themselves as successors to Rome, reflected in their art. Elsewhere, the Vikings were constructing long ships with intricate decoration, and marking their territory with powerful rune stones. Meanwhile, on the Brit...

S1 Ep3 - The Wonder Of Islam

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The Wonder of Islam - Waldemar Januszczak continues to demonstrate that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. This episode, Waldemar explores the emergence of Islam within the Dark Ages. After surfacing in the near East the religion spread a...

S1 Ep2 - What The Barbarians Did For Us

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What The Barbarians Did For Us - The second episode is dedicated to the ‘Barbarians’. They are often blamed for the collapse of the Roman Empire, but in reality they were fascinating civilizations that produced magnificent art. Focusing on the Huns, Vandals and Goths, Waldemar follows each tribe's journey across Europe, an...

S1 Ep1 - The Clash Of The Gods

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The Clash of the Gods - The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilisation stopped. But Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great art...