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  Main Page - World Of Darkness Wiki
Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Dark Ages: Werewolf, Werewolf: The Wild West)
Mage: The Ascension (Dark Ages: Mage, Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade)
Dark Ages: Bremen: The official moderated Dark Ages chat.
wiki.white-wolf.com /worldofdarkness/index.php/Main_Page   (248 words)

  Middle Ages - MSN Encarta
At the beginning of the Middle Ages, the western half of the Roman Empire began to fragment into smaller, weaker kingdoms.
The term Middle Ages was invented by people during the Renaissance, a period of cultural and literary change in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
Historians once thought that the Middle Ages began with the fall of the Roman Empire, but there was no decisive moment at which the Roman Empire fell or the Middle Ages began.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761578474   (960 words)

  Dark Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This concept of a "Dark Age" was created by Italian humanists and was originally intended as a sweeping criticism of the character of Late Latin literature.
The term "Dark Ages" was also in use, but by the 18th century tended to be confined to the earlier part of this "medieval" period.
The Middle Ages were seen with romantic nostalgia as a period of social and environmental harmony and spiritual inspiration, in contrast to the excesses of the French Revolution and most of all to the environmental and social upheavals and sterile utilitarianism of the emerging industrial revolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dark_Ages   (2330 words)

 Greek Dark Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On this reading, the collapse which resulted in the Greek Dark Ages is not due primarily to a Dorian invasion, but rather to environmental damage in the first, or a contributing, instance.
It is thought that the epics by Homer contain a certain amount of tradition preserved orally during the Dark Ages period.
The dark age of Greece : an archaeological survey of the eleventh to the eighth centuries BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_Dark_Ages   (886 words)

 RPGFan Reviews - Dark Ages Medenia
Dark Ages obviously expects players to teach one another how to play properly, which is evident by their total lack of any sort of informative help menu or tutorial.
The amount of problems with Dark Ages that I did not have the opportunity to cover irritates me. I simply could not find enough room to list and discuss all of the blatant problems in what I consider to be the worst MMORPG I have ever played.
Dark Ages lacked any appeal to me and seemed to make my experience even less fun than the alternative of starting at a blank screen for hours.
www.rpgfan.com /reviews/darkages/Dark_Ages.html   (3308 words)

 Dark Ages - Uncyclopedia
The Dark Ages is a name given to the period from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1000.
But only the scientists of the "Dark Ages" were willing to grapple with this mystery, bring it to the ground and lift its hideous shadow from the eyes of men.
The Viking age saw a 1000 percent increase in the number of axe deaths, and spurred the world's leading hermits and alchemists into action.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Dark_Ages   (911 words)

 What were the Dark Ages?
Answer: The “Dark Ages” are commonly considered to be the early part of the period known as the Middle Ages.
During this feudal age, most parishes had rural populations and towns tended to be less numerous and smaller.
While some times the church is blamed for the spiritual darkness of the dark ages, in many ways it was the only light, no matter how dim, that shone in the darkness of surrounding barbarism and heathenism.
www.gotquestions.org /dark-ages.html   (421 words)

 Dark Ages
I have taken note of the concerns many of you have had with Dark Ages forcing the use of the most recent client, so from here on in I will be trying to support all client versions from V1.80 on.
Posted By: PlayerX @ Sep 12 2005, 01:07 AM It is clear Dark Ages is not popular the second time around so I have put the game on hiatus pending a decision on whether to spend the time modernising and bug-fixing the game, or to just shelve it.
If today does turn out to be Dark Ages' last day, at least it served its purpose of achieving a little nostalgic value, and it'll die with the honour of being cutting edge once upon a time.
www.unitywars.com /darkages   (1536 words)

 Dark Ages - AskTheBrain.com
The "Dark Ages" of scientific discovery supplies one grievous example in which great scientists and thinkers were silenced and executed by the keepers of religious orthodoxy.
The 'Dark Ages' of scientific discovery is one grievous example, in which great scientists and thinkers were silenced and executed by the keepers of religious orthodoxy.
In the dark ages when rock and roll wasn't popular and most poor assfuckers were listenin' to techno the Lovesteaks invented back the pure raw energy of rock and roll.
www.askthebrain.com /age_dark-.html   (371 words)

 AskWhy! on Dark Ages - Christianity Revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Christian excuse for the Dark Ages is that the degradation of Europe was due to the barbarian invasions, which it took the Church several centuries to correct.
Because the Middle Ages have the redeeming feature of mediæval art, the glorious cathedrals, illuminated missals, wonderful tapestries and exquisite paintings, all of which are important but come from the latter half of the Middle Ages, the church pretends it pulled Europe through the Dark Ages.
The literature of the Dark ages was in Latin bent to the needs of the divines of the Church, and its poetry was devoted to hymns.
www.askwhy.co.uk /christianity/0800DarkAge.html   (10000 words)

 Overcoming the Present Dark Ages
It's a matter of life or death that we overcome the present Dark Age in which a depraved cabal has seized power throughout the world and is deliberately destroying people's ability to understand, programming them to believe utter falsehoods and to be completely oblivious to their own ignorance.
This age of darkness is eloquently described by Bertolt Brecht.
The horror of the present "dark age" is its renouncing of all reason and understanding: a return to a barbaric state of authoritarianism and ignorance.
www.hermes-press.com /overcoming.htm   (1401 words)

 RPG Vault: Dark Ages: Medenia Interview
Within recent weeks, the team announced Dark Ages: Medenia, an expansion that constitutes the largest update since the game was first released.
We first caught sight of Dark Ages approximately four years ago and have kept it in view ever since, including Shadows of Temuair, a second US version much closer to the Asian original in style.
Dark Ages will still be 2D but the graphics will have more color, brightness, detail and a more strongly anime-styled look and feel to them.
rpgvault.ign.com /articles/380/380942p1.html   (787 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 The Dark Origins of Britain - 30/1/2003, The Dark Ages
The Dark Origins of Britain is a landmark series dealing with the greatest unresolved mystery in our history - how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages.
The Dark Origins of Britain investigates that extraordinary claim - with its profound implications for who we really are - with the help of Britain's leading specialists in the field.
The Dark Origins of Britain is presented by BBC correspondent Tim Whewell who has a long-standing interest in the history of the period, and produced by Tanya Datta.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/history/dark_origins.shtml   (784 words)

 The Dark Ages Synopsis & Review
The Dark Ages condenses the centuries by dividing the documentary into subjects, briefly touching on key-points - a crash course in the era.
The violence of the Dark Ages led to the unification of smaller communities to form a nation in order to protect the citizens of the area.
These things all have their roots in the era that we call the 'Dark Ages,'" concludes Brett Whalen, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is interviewed in the program.
www.allinfoaboutfamilyscreenscene.com /dark_ages.html   (1452 words)

 OgreCave.com - Reviews - Cthulhu Dark Ages
Although Cthulhu Dark Ages is a complete Basic Roleplay game, employing the percentile mechanics found in all but a very few of Chaosium’s RPGs, a few changes have been made to take account of the thousand year difference between this setting and that of 1920s Call of Cthulhu.
It should also be noted that the starting age for a character is fifteen years old, which although accurate for the time, does make the character feel over-skilled for his age.
The publication of Cthulhu Dark Ages was highly anticipated and sounded a resurgent note in Chaosium’s fortunes and their elastic publishing schedule.
www.ogrecave.com /reviews/cthulhu_darkages.shtml   (2624 words)

 MuslimHeritage.com - Topics
Unlike Europe gripped by darkness, the Muslim scientific revolution took place exactly during the apogee of Islam, from roughly the late 8th century (2 Hijra) to the thirteenth (7th H).
It is impossible for historians to explain the role of the Middle Ages in the advance of civilisation without referring to the Islamic role.
The centuries termed as the 'Dark Ages' are the missing centuries in history.
muslimheritage.com /topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=258   (1024 words)

 Greek Dark Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The downfall of the Mycenaean age came swiftly and was due to multiple causes.
The Dark Ages lasted from 1100 BC until 800 BC, or relatively to the time of Hellenic or Classical Greece.
Little is known of how many cultural elements were lost during the Dark Ages, but characteristic of the Dark Age, is the gradual decimation of any urbanized culture on the Greek mainland.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/pre-greece/greekdarkages.html   (351 words)

 Wargaming the Dark Ages
In the East, the Byzantine Empire remained unconquered until the eve of the Renaissance even though it was beset by many of the same barbarians that wrecked the Western empire and was continuously mauled by the Arabs from 630 on.
Raiding was a staple of the Dark Age warrior.
This is a pretty innovative system for gaming the Dark Ages that assumes maneuver is minimal and so focuses on the three aspects of aggression, formation, and strength for units and on the leader's ability to do something about the first two.
www.nhmgs.org /articles/darkages.html   (3525 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Dark Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mythic's Dark Age of Camelot Expansion Pack: Shrouded Isles is a Hit; Throughout Europe, the Number One Selling PC Game in France.
NASA Mission Reveals End of Universe's 'Dark Ages,' Fate of Universe, Amount of Dark Matter in Universe; UCLA Astronomer Played Key Role in Data Analysis.
Dark Ages home to rise again in North.(News)
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/X/X-DarkAges.asp   (215 words)

 Stratics Central - Steven Huynh, Dark Ages: Medenia Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The community for Dark Ages is steadily growing and I want to continue that growth.
Dark Ages is growing in prominence and awareness in the online gaming community, and we aim to continue in that direction.
Dark Ages is free for download with a ten-day or up-to-level-10 free trial at www.darkages.com.
www.stratics.com /content/interviews/darkages/32603.php   (955 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Illuminating the 'dark ages' of the universe
When the European dark ages ended with the coming of the Renaissance in the 14th century, society was illuminated by new "stars" of science, art and literature like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, and Dante.
But with the ending of the cosmic dark ages as the first stars began to shine, the universe - like western civilization - moved out of the dark ages and into the age of illumination.
When the universe was about 370,000 years old, it cooled enough for electrons and protons to unite, recombining into neutral hydrogen atoms and allowing the relic CMB radiation from the Big Bang to travel almost unimpeded across the cosmos for the past 13 billion years.
www.spaceflightnow.com /news/n0405/04darkages   (1034 words)

 Dark Ages
The most powerful periods of the Byzantium Empire were years that were stagnant in terms of advancement of thought, but were highly active in terms of religion.
It should not be forgotten, however, that it was this highly detailed embroidery of the Middle Ages that was to pave the way for the Renaissance.
Byzantine art was a synthesis of the Christian art forms of the Middle Ages, their own art forms which had existed in the pre-Christian early period, and all of the arts that had been gleaned from the territories and countries which were under the rule of the Empire.
www.turkeytravel.org /history/byzance/dark.html   (604 words)

 Chaosium.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dark Ages world is filled with life, death, and the pain of old age.
The dark young of Shub-Niggurath infest the boundless forests, mi-go guard mountain passes, ghouls and miri-nigri haunt forgotten burial grounds, and deep ones plague coastal settlements.
CTHULHU DARK AGES is a complete roleplaying game, using the intuitive and flexible Basic Roleplaying System used and developed by Chaosium for many years and is also used in our Call of Cthulhu game.
www.chaosium.com /catalog/product_info.php?products_id=134   (347 words)

 YouTube - The Dark Ages
it was dark age because we are afraid of admitting our barbarian ancestors, arent we?.then we went to the Middle East and killed 70 thousand innocents, from the old to the young.
But beneath this cloak of darkness were scattered rays of light--men and women who valiantly tended the flames of justice, knowledge, and innovation amidst a perfect storm of disarray.
Ultimately, these points of light would illuminate the darkness, and Western Europe would rise from the Dark Ages to a level of cultural and political power unseen for a thousand years.
www.youtube.com /?v=VhcJpalbFxo   (585 words)

 History of Byzantium, dark ages
The most powerful periods of the Byzantium Empire were years that were stagnant in terms of advancement of thought, but were highly active in terms of religion.
It should not be forgotten, however, that it was this highly detailed embroidery of the Middle Ages that was to pave the way for the Renaissance.
Byzantine art was a synthesis of the Christian art forms of the Middle Ages, their own art forms which had existed in the pre-Christian early period, and all of the arts that had been gleaned from the territories and countries which were under the rule of the Empire.
www.turizm.net /turkey/history/darkages.html   (645 words)

 The Dark Ages - The Dark Ages Spoilers, Episode Guides, Message Board | TVGuide.com
Examining Europe's grim six-century-long period marked by famine, plague, persecutions and a persistent state of war that began with the fall of Rome in the fifth century A.D., and ended with the first Crusade.
Dark Ages on History Channel Oops, I missed it.
One need look no further for proof that the Dark Ages have returned and are open for witness to one and all with access to them online.
www.tvguide.com /tvshows/dark-ages/286621   (364 words)

 COB-NET Historical Notes: The Dark Ages
Many historians and educators refer to this period with the more neutral term of Middle Ages, because Dark Ages seems a commentary upon the ruling authorities of the period.
However, the shining brilliance of the Renaissance is a momentous commentary of the preceding age.
With a sudden explosion of learning, the literary achievements of the Renaissance sharply contrasts the darkness, which aptly characterizes the illiteracy and educational deficiencies of the commoner during the preceding Dark Ages.
www.cob-net.org /text/history_darkages.htm   (541 words)

 The Dark Age Web
The ancient certainties of the Pax Romana lay in ruins and while the eastern emperors, ruling from Constantinople, kept the light of Roman civilisation burning, in the west that light flickered and almost went out.
And so began the period of European history known as the Dark Ages, when out of the ruins of the Western Empire grew a number of successor kingdoms, ruled over by the barbarian peoples who inherited it.
For the barbarians, this new settlement was the culmination of a period of defeat, migration and conquest known as the Völkerwanderung - the 'Wandering of the Peoples'.
www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /mf   (181 words)

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