PinkMonkey Online Study Guide-World History
1.4 The Dark Ages
The Dark Ages began in the fourth century with
the coming of the Barbarians who invaded the mighty Roman Empire
and destroyed it. They brought about great destruction. However,
even during the Dark Ages, which lasted up to the eleventh century,
rulers like Charlemagne, the king of the Franks and Alfred
the Great, the king of England, brought some enlightenment.
Further, Constantinople, the seat of the Eastern Roman Empire,
continued to shed the light of civilization and culture.
During the sixth century, Arabia shot into
prominence under the new religion of Islam. The Arabs were
galvanized into a mighty power that conquered country after country,
thus building up a large Islamic empire.
1.1 History: Meaning and Importance
1.2 Pre-historic Period
1.3 Early Civilizations
1.4 The Dark Age
1.5 The Medieval Period
1.6 Dates & Events
1.7 Points to Remember