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Dark Ages: An Age of Light

Dark Ages: An Age of Light

  • Release 15/10/2013
  • Film and TV Genre Special Interest-Art
  • Media Format DVD
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The early Middle Ages have been dismissed as a step backwards for civilization-a barbaric time in which warfare and conquest eclipsed learning and progress. But were the "Dark Ages" really so bleak? Art historian Waldemar Januszczak (Every Picture Tells a Story) says no, then takes US on an artistic journey back to this much-maligned epoch to reveal the evidence. He travels from Britain to North Africa and from Byzantium to Spain, finding beauty and refinement where one might have expected only brutality and destruction. With Januszczak as a gregarious guide, witness the mysteries of early Christian art, Islam's masterly mosques, intricate Anglo-Saxon metalwork, and the painstakingly illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels. Along the way, discover that the people who rose from the ashes of the Roman Empire did not lack for wisdom or beauty-they created their own age of light.

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Title: Dark Ages: An Age of Light
Genre: Special Interest-Art
Starring: Waldemar Januszczak
Director: Waldemar Januszczak
Studio: Athena
Release Date: 15/10/2013
Media Format: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 054961210893
Closed Caption: No
Year of Release: 2012

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