The Dark Ages: An Age of Light
Ep: 1 "The Clash of the Gods"
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
Watch Until July 27, 3:00am
Ep 2
What the Barbarians Did For Us
Watch Until July 6, 3:00am
Ep 3
The Wonder of Islam
Watch Until July 13, 3:00am
Ep 4
The Men of the North
Watch Until July 20, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue May 30, 3:00am
Tue Jun 27, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jun 6, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jun 13, 3:00am
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)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue May 23, 3:00am
Tue Jun 20, 3:00am