Watch: The Dark Ages 2007 123movies, Full Movie Online – The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade..
Plot: Beginning with Rome’s fall in the fifth century, tis History Channel presentation sheds light on the Dark Ages, covering the continent-wide chaos, including raids by Vikings Vandals, and Visigoths, bubonic plague, famine, civil unrest and more. The program takes viewers from the darkest of times to the dawn of a new beginning as the turmoil besieging Europe gives rise to the Crusades, the Enlightenment, and the Renaissance.
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murder was nothing; everybody killed someone (but in some ways, things haven’t changed much)
We’ve probably all heard of the period in European history between the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. But unless we see this documentary, we can’t even begin to understand how unpleasant it was (and what we see here is probably tame compared to how things really were). “The Dark Ages” shows how Rome’s collapse led to the balkanization of Europe and the rise of the Catholic Church, then the Holy Roman Empire and the Vikings, and all the while a semi-successor to Rome was going on in Constantinople. Not to mention the Bubonic Plague.
There is a brief look at how the Catholic Church and the monarchs were intent on forcing their religion on conquered people, but I think that the documentary could have looked more at how vile the Catholic Church got in its full-scale corruption. But the part about the Crusades was well done, in that it showed how the soldiers went over there with the aim of conquering the region but found a more advanced society (the Arabs were keeping alive the knowledge that the Catholic Church suppressed in Europe).
Anyway, we get a sense of how the Dark Ages – or Middle Ages, if you want to call them that – led to the Renaissance. Hearing about some of what happened during the Dark Ages, it seems like in some ways, things haven’t gotten much better: we still have wars, oppression, and disease. Can technological advancements really mean anything? Overall, I recommend this documentary.
Dark Ages from the History channel
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
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min) (USA)
Genre Documentary, Drama, History
Director Christopher Cassel
Writer Christopher Cassel
Actors Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros
Country United States
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