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Bright Side of the Dark Ages

December 23, 2016

 

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Bright Side of Dark Ages

 

 

OK, it wasn’t the Renaissance, but if you like religious paintings, decent weather and steady work as a serf it was pretty darn good. But, with a new one quite possibly coming, it’s good to know a lot of fine, or at least useful, and innovative things came from the Dark Ages:

 

Romanesque, if you care for that sort of thing

Algebra, ditto

Universities

Monks

Beer (see Monks)

Chaucer

Cathedrals

Genghis Khan DNA

Crop rotation

Gunpowder

Voting