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The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.


Christopher Cassel




Credited cast:
Philip Daileader Philip Daileader ... Self - William and Mary College
Kelly DeVries Kelly DeVries ... Self - Loyola College
Bonnie Effros Bonnie Effros ... Self - SUNY Binghamton
Adnan Husain Adnan Husain ... Self - Queen's University
Michael Kulikowski Michael Kulikowski ... Self - University of Tennessee
Thomas Martin Thomas Martin ... Self - College of the Holy Cross
Jim Masschaele Jim Masschaele ... Self - Rutgers University
Vilma Raubaite Vilma Raubaite ... Empress Theodora
Brett Whalen Brett Whalen ... Self - UNC, Chapel Hill


After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Western civilisation went into a state of decline which kickstarted the Dark Ages, the bleakest period in human history. This one-off History Channel documentary investigates this age of degeneration, which lasted close to 1000 years, between the fall of the world's greatest empire and ending in the resurgence of the Renaissance. Written by Tom Daly

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Dark Ages from the History channel
29 June 2013 | by marczygmuntSee all my reviews

Just watched the Dark Ages from the History Channel. It was very well done and held my interest.However,I detected a serious historical error.Specifically, it stated with colored map that Poland was invaded and made part of Charlamagne's Empire.While some western Slavs on the west side of the Oder were subdued and became allies of Charlamagne ( Sorbs and Wilzians) ,which is now Germany,Charlamagne never conquered the land east of the Oder river which is now present day Poland. In the interests of accuracy I point out this error.Charlamagne Christianized mostly all of Western and Central Europe up to the Oder river by 813 but Poland remained pagan until the 10th century. Dr Marc

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4 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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