Not a specific region of the UK.
Posted on October 15, by Scott Alexander [Warning: And that as far as I know no historian believes non-historians should never be allowed to talk about history if they try to be careful and cite their sources. Read at your own risk anyway.
The Dark Ages were never a thing. The entire concept is complete and utter horseshit cobbled together by a deluded writer. Petrarch used it to describe, well, every single thing that had happened since the fall of Rome. Not every scientist was burned at the stake, not everyone thought the world was flat and surrounded by space dragons, and the High Middle Ages were notable for impressive levels of material progress which in some cases outpaced the Classical World and which set the stage for the upcoming Renaissance the continuity thesis.
But I worry that as usualthis corrective to an overblown narrative of darkness has itself been overblown. The period from about to about in Christian Western Europe was marked by profound economic and intellectual decline and stagnation relative to the periods that came before and after it.
To go through the arguments one by one: Many other areas during this period had no warring states at all! The Time of Troubles? Actually, outside of Russia there were no more troubles than usual.
The Era of Good Feelings? Maybe there were a bunch of bad feelings not in the US. Every other historical age name is instantly understood by everyone to refer to both a time and a place.
The only time anyone ever gives anybody else grief over this is when they talk about the Dark Ages. This is an isolated demand for rigor.
What about all the great stuff in the Dark Ages? The Song of Roland! All of those are from after the period — AD. Suppose someone tells you that the middle of America contains the Great Plains, a very flat region.
But you know that actually there are lots of tall mountains, like the Rockies. Have you debunked the so-called Great Plains narrative and proven that its believers are credulous morons? The period after AD did indeed have lots of great accomplishments.
I await people admitting that there was no Cold War, because who is George Orwell to think he can just name an era based on what he feels it was like?
This is another isolated demand for rigor. Historical periods get their names from random individuals reflecting on them; the names catch on if people agree that they fit. The idea of a Dark Age originated with the Tuscan scholar Petrarch in the s.KS2 SATs Paper Writing Writing Test (Shorter Task) (Memories of the School Year, The Silk Trade) The KS2 SATs Writing Writing Test (Shorter Task) first taken by children aged in as part of their KS2 SATs.
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