Posted on: 00/00/2021

The Dark Ages, as is historically understood, refers to a period in European history spanning nearly five hundred years (500 AD-1000 AD). Also called the Early Middle Ages, it was an era that sat in between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Enlightenment sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries. Interesting to note that this notion of a "Dark Age" - as opposed to an "Enlighted Age" - was born within the very Medieval tradition of retrofitting names, and accompayning characteristics, to periods of history they placed within

Characteristics of Dark Age:

Lack of knowledge
Sympathetic magic, spirited objects
Tendency to explain misfortune with nebulous other force, or scapegoat
Misfortune common
Enforced legally or de facto social class - fate