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Dec 24, 2009 9:36 pm

How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

Pretty grim, at least in Britain, according to Bryan Ward-Perkins, historian of (particularly) Late Antiquity at Trinity College, Oxford.

Here's his recent essay on Britain after the Romans left."It took centuries to reconstruct networks of specialisation and exchange comparable to those of the Roman period."

Here's his immensely interesting and entertaining interview about the fall of the Roman empire. And here's a review of his book, The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization (Oxford University Press, 2005; paperback, 2006).

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