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The Dark Ages: An Age of Light

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History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism. Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement.

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Waldemar Januszczak looks at Northern European art, from the Carolingians to the Vikings.
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After its emergence in the Near East, Islam brought its unique artistic styles to Europe.
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Waldemar Januszczak looks at the art produced by Huns, Vandals and Goths.
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Waldemar Januszczak illuminates the Dark Ages, beginning with artistic representations of Christ.

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