[extropy-chat] The Dark Ages
pharos at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 09:28:10 UTC 2007
On 3/5/07, Jef Allbright wrote:
> I'd go with degenerate, god-awful, inhuman behavior.
The History Channel forums are ablaze with comments about this program
from the history techies. The general conclusion seems to be that this
was a 'dumbing-down' program for school children, to try to spark an
interest in history. Lots of graphic video about pagans, accompanied
by death metal music.
So the publicity for the program was also dumbed-down.
By 'godless', they probably meant 'pagan' or maybe even just
'immoral'. The historians all agree that the Early Middle Ages after
the fall of the Roman Empire (500 -1000 AD) was a period of chaos with
the forceful advancement of Christianity in Europe, where people
converted to Christianity or were killed. The lack of a central
control system also led to the feudal system where the serfs lived
under the control (protection) of the local lord and his knights.
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