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The Dark Ages: An Age of Light
History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism - a terrible time when civilization stopped. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series Waldemar argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures.

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Episodes
Ep 1
The Clash of the Gods
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Ep 2
What the Barbarians Did For Us
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Ep 3
The Wonder of Islam
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Ep 4
The Men of the North
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The Clash of the Gods
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak looks at how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. (1 of 4)
What the Barbarians Did For Us
Focusing on the Huns, Vandals and Goths, Waldemar follows each tribe's journey across Europe and discovers the incredible art they produced along the way. (2 of 4)
The Wonder of Islam
Waldemar examines the early artistic explorations of the first Muslims, the development of their mosques and their scientific achievements. (3 of 4)
The Men of the North
In the final episode, Waldemar examines the art of the Carolingians, the Vikings, the Irish and the Anglo-Saxons. (4 of 4)

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