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    the poor got sermons on Sunday and got to look at the stained glass windows, which often illustrated a Biblical story.

    •  "Dark Ages" (0+ / 0-)
      The term "Dark Ages" was originally intended to denote the entire period between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance; the term "Middle Ages" has a similar motivation, implying an intermediate period between Classical Antiquity and the Modern era. In the 19th century scholars began to recognize the accomplishments made during the period, thereby challenging the image of the Middle Ages as a time of darkness and decay.[5] The term is now never used by scholars to refer to the entire medieval period;[9] when used, it is generally restricted to the Early Middle Ages.[1]

      Dark Ages, the early medieval period of western European history. Specifically, the term refers to the time (476–800) when there was no Roman (or Holy Roman) emperor in the West; or, more generally, to the period between about 500 and 1000, which was marked by frequent warfare and a virtual disappearance of urban life.

      The stained glass windows are of the Middle Ages.

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