The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (233)

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light is an historical documentary mini-series. This television series explores the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are an often misunderstood part of history. This documentary takes an in-depth look at the development of architecture and art in that time. It examines this part of history as an age when progress was made in humanity's climb to modern civilization. The advances in concepts of both art and architecture and their historical significance are the focus of this historical series. This documentary takes a new look at the Dark Ages and highlights the progress of humanity.

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The Men of the North
4. The Men of the North
December 18, 2012
Waldemar Januszczak turns his attention to the north of Europe, examining how Vikings marked their territory with rune stones, and decorated their long ships with intricate embellishment. He also investigates the jewellery and manuscript illumination created by the Irish and Anglo-Saxons, and examines how the Carolingians forecast their future as successors to Rome in the art they left behind.
The Wonder of Islam
3. The Wonder of Islam
December 11, 2012
Along with Christianity, the Dark Ages saw the emergence of another vital religion - Islam. After emerging in the near East it spread across North Africa and into Europe, bringing its unique artistic style with it. Waldemar examines the early artistic explorations of the first Muslims, the development of their mosques and their scientific achievements.
What The Barbarians Did For Us
2. What The Barbarians Did For Us
December 4, 2012
The 'Barbarians' are often blamed for the collapse of the Roman Empire, but in reality they were fascinating civilisations that produced magnificent art. 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.
The Clash of the Gods
1. The Clash of the Gods
November 27, 2012
How Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third century.
Description

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light is an historical documentary mini-series. This television series explores the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are an often misunderstood part of history. This documentary takes an in-depth look at the development of architecture and art in that time. It examines this part of history as an age when progress was made in humanity's climb to modern civilization. The advances in concepts of both art and architecture and their historical significance are the focus of this historical series.

This documentary takes a new look at the Dark Ages and highlights the progress of humanity.

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on November 27, 2012.

Where to Watch The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

The Dark Ages: An Age of Light is available for streaming on the BBC FOUR website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Dark Ages: An Age of Light on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    November 27, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (233)