What caused the Greek Dark Age?
The Greek Dark Ages were caused by the downfall of the Mycenaean civilization, and the immigration of the Dorian to the area. The Dorian's were barbaric, warlike, bellicose, and uncivilized. The Greek Dark Ages were a time of everyone for themselves, and rampant killing and stealing.
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The Dark Ages were caused by the Dorians and their take over of Ancient Greece.
The Dark Ages was a period of European history characterized by societal deterioration after the collapse of the Roman Empire. It is also known as the Early Middle Ages. It lay between the collapse of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the High Middle Ages. It lasted from around the fifth cent…ury AD (400's) to approx. the 11th century AD (1000's) The term "Dark Ages" refers to the period from 476 to 1000. Historians sometimes use this term, but more commonly refer to the period as the "Early Middle Ages." The term was popularized by 19th century English historian Henry Hallam. He used it to refer to the entire Middle Ages and argued that the Catholic Church restricted progress. ( Full Answer )
Perhaps the most commonly used dates for the Dark Ages are 476 to 1000 AD. The term Dark Ages is used for a time when there was little recorded history; it was a time that was obscure. People who use the term Dark Ages usually mean the time between the fall of the West Roman Empire and about 1000 …AD. This time coincides with the Early Middle Ages. Other people use it to mean the entire Middle Ages. Some use it to mean very restricted times within the Early Middle Ages. It is not a term with an accepted, precise definition. Those historians who are most interested in the history of the Byzantine Empire have used the term Dark Ages to mean the period from about 630 to 800 AD. There were other periods also called Dark Ages, such as the Greek Dark Ages of about 1100 to 750 BC, because there was little recorded of the period. ( Full Answer )
The Dark Ages were a period in post Roman Europe in which the institutions of learning and enlightenment fell away as indigenous populations began to take back their lands from the Romans. Education of children and men were no longer priorities, additionally most of Europe reverted to an oral tradit…ion and writing in this period became more scarce. Skills like writing and record keeping were kept alive by religious men such as monks.. The Dark Ages did not last for too long, the rise of Germanic kingdoms in mainland Europe, especially the Franks created large states capable of maintaining institutions and Charlemagne, the great king, began to reinstill the value of education in his Frankish kingdom. ( Full Answer )
If you are talking about the period in European history, then no, they weren't literally dark. Of course there was still night and day. The Dark Ages refers to the Early Middle Ages, the period of cultural, political, technological, and economic degradation that occurred after the fall of the Rom…an Empire. The Roman Empire and Renaissance are referred to as "light" because of the great advances in culture, economy and technology. In the Dark Ages there were no such advances, and society went into a backwards state where people had simple lives and there was no government, or a very weak one, and barbarians ruled their own territories. There was little to no commerce because trading over long distances was too dangerous. The Dark Ages ended when the High Middle Ages came. Barbarian attacks ceased, the European population grew, feudalism became popular, and trade began once again. ( Full Answer )
In general, the term "Dark Ages" refers to a period of intellectual darkness and economic regression. The most widely known such period in western civilization is the Middle Ages, or the Early Middle ages, depending on how you approach the history. There have been other such period of regression in …other regions at other times, and these, too, have been characterized as dark ages. The most widely known from antiquity is the Greek "dark ages' that fell between the period of Minoan civilization and the later, classic Greek Civilization. The term is intended to draw a contrast between periods of "light" before and after the dark period. For the European Dark Ages, the light period before is the Roman Empire and the light period after is the Reawakening, or Renaissance. The European Middle Ages are considered to run from the 5th to the 15th centuries, and the Early Middle Ages from the 5th to the 10th centuries. While the term "Dark Ages" continues in popular use, historians of the 20th century have been less and less inclined to use the term because of increasing knowledge of accomplishments that occurred during that period and the negative connotations of the word "dark" in contrast to the preceding and following periods of "light." ( Full Answer )
The term, "Dark Age," refers to a period traditionally given the dates of 476 to 1000 AD. In fact, this period can be divided into shorter periods that are very different from each other. There earlier of these is a time when Germanic tribes set up kingdoms in what had been the West Roman Empire. Th…e later time began in the 8th century with the establishment of the Carolingian dynasty of Frankish kings. The earlier part of the Dark Ages was a time for which we have few records, and much of the history is in the dark, so to speak. This is the reason the time is called the Dark Age. The idea of darkness carries connotations of depression, ignorance, and even decline, and so the term Dark Age itself colors our impression of the time in a way that might not be helpful. The decline of Roman civilization may have begun in the second century, but clearly was well under way by the middle of the third. There were periods of recovery, but they were not long, and the empire never regained its earlier glory. By the time the West Roman Empire fell, in the 5th century, things in the land were very chaotic. The period of confusion may have continued for about one or two hundred years, as the Germanic tribes that took over established kingdoms, formed legal codes, and started building their economies. Nevertheless, the first schools opened by these groups appeared during the 6th century, less than a hundred years after the date usually used for the fall of the West Roman Empire. But Roman civilization also continued, even under these new governments, and even to the point that schools and other institutions continued to operate in some places. The University of Salerno, for example, originated with medical schools that moved to Salerno in the late 5th and early 6th centuries, and had been opened before the empire fell. Another example is the Roman Senate, which continued to meet until 603, five years after the oldest school in England, King's School in Canterbury, opened. By the middle of the 8th century, about half way through the time called the Dark Ages, the Franks had built a large kingdom which became the Carolingian Empire. Charlemagne, its great emperor, promoted literary arts and learning, reestablished a healthy economy based on the old Roman system of coinage, promoted the establishment of a unified dialect of Latin to be used for institutions of learning, and established libraries. This period is called the Carolingian Renaissance. After a brief decline, it was followed by the Ottonian Renaissance, on the continent, and a time of heightened culture in England of King Alfred the Great. I think the overall trend here is obvious. The so-called Dark Age, which many scholars prefer to call the Early Middle Ages, was not a period of decline and chaos at all. It was a time of recovery and growth from the decline of the old Roman Empire. That being the case, I would say the Dark Age was truly not dark. ( Full Answer )
Dark Ages were times when few records were kept. There have been a number of times called Dark Ages. One was the Greek Dark Age, from about 1200 or 1100 BC to about 800 or 750 BC. But when the term appears without any modifier, it usually is used to indicate the period from 476 to 1000 AD, which i…s also called the Early Middle Ages, or from 300 to 700 AD, which is called the Age of Migration. ( Full Answer )
The phrase "Dark Ages" is from Latin "saeculum obscurum", which was coined by Italian historian Caesar Baronius in 1602. (Baronius, Caesar. "Annales Ecclesiastici", Vol. X. Roma, 1602, p. 647.) He was referring to the tenth century and to the lack of documents that have survived from that time. Mode…rn scholar use the phrase to refer to the 500 to 1000 period, or Early Middle Ages. There was a drop in agricultural production and the cities became very small. Classical learning was lost in Western Europe and subsistence agriculture was the norm. ( Full Answer )
Answer They started putting too much faith in the gods and got so scared of them that they didn't do anything that might them in the slightest way. Answer There is a bit of a problem with this question, because there was a time called the Greek Dark Ages, from about 1200 to 800 BC, and there was… a time in the Dark Ages when very little was written in Greece. We do not know what brought the Greek Dark Ages about. There is a link to an article below that discusses it. In the European Dark Ages, there was a time of very little writing in the Byzantine Empire that lasted from about 630 to about 750 AD. This happened because peoples' attention was taken up by the spread of Islam and the military actions that entailed. ( Full Answer )
There are a number of reasons why the continent of Europe descendedinto the Dark Ages. Among them are droughts, military incursions,repression by religious authorities, and unsustainable practices.
It is when the Greek Gods' submerged the people of earth into complete darkness. where they were attacked by mythical creatures with various powers. Many people don't believe the dark ages really took place and deny all accounts of them really occurring yet evidence tells us differently for example …there are many Greek stones engraved with these stories. Hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
The Aeolians and the Dorians revived the trade of ancient Greece by bringing forth the agriculture of grapes and olives.
The middle ages is a time know for its kings,queens,knights,peasants and castles. A time period that lasted between 476AD to 1453AD.The middle ages were also called The Dark Ages The middle ages began with the fall of the roman emperor and ended with the discovery of America in 1492
The Greek Dark Ages, also called the Bronze Age Collapse, lasted from about 1100 BC to about 750 BC. The Trojan war was fought before this collapse and Homer (or someone) wrote down the stories of that time as the Iliad and The Odyssey, after that Dark Age had ended. NOTE: Caution has to be exe…rcised with the term Greek Dark Ages, because there was also a period from about 650 to 800 AD called the Byzantine Dark Ages. ( Full Answer )
If you would consider the fall of Rome to be the start of the so called Dark Ages then there could be many answers to this question. The true question would be what civilizations is responsible for the fall of Rome. No one has an exact answer and there are many theories to this. A simple answer wou…ld be that the combination of barbarian invasions and over expansion caused the fall of the Roman Empire. In this case then it is the both the Roman civilization as well as the Germanic Tribes and other barbarian cultures that were invading at the time that caused the fall of Rome. There is no exact reason and many scholars now do not use the term Dark Ages or the Fall of Rome as both of these terms do not accurately describe the situation. It is popular to say that "Rome was not built in a day" but it is also accurate to say that "Rome did not fall in a day" as well. Nor do the Latin World fall into darkness because of the actions of a single civilization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_rome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_ages ( Full Answer )
The Dark Age is commonly known as a period of European history. It is also called the Early Middle Ages. It was between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the High Middle Ages. It is known as the Dark Age because it was a period of cultural, political, technological, and economic d…egradation that occurred after the collapse of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire and Renaissance are referred to as "light" because of the great advances in culture, economy and technology. In the Dark Ages there were no such advances, and society went into a backwards state where people had simple lives and there was no government, or a very weak one, and barbarians ruled their own territories. There was little to no commerce because trading over long distances was too dangerous. The Dark Ages ended when the High Middle Ages came. Barbarian attacks ceased, the European population grew, feudalism became popular, and trade began once again. . ( Full Answer )
The Renaissance time period came after the Dark Ages. ----- It seems most people who use the term Dark Ages are talking about the Early Middle Ages, which is a period from about 450 AD to 1000 AD. They call the following period the Middle Ages. Some people would have the Dark Ages coincide with… the Age of Migration, from about 300 to 700, and this would mean it was followed by the second half of the Early Middle Ages, which began with a time called the Carolingian Renaissance. Other people would have the Dark Ages be equal to the entire Middle Ages, so it would be followed by the European Renaissance. I think most historians do not use the term Dark Ages. ( Full Answer )
1st Answer This is not a good question. The dark ages occurred much later. 2nd Answer The Greek Dark Ages were from roughly 1200 BC to 800 BC. The iron age started in Mesopotamia, and iron working was imported to Greece, possibly during the same period. There are links below.
In about 1100 BC, a people called the Dorians invaded from thenorth and spread down the west coast.
The time period of Medieval Europe has sometimes been referred to as the 'Dark Ages'. This is because invaders swept across Europe causing trade to decline, thus cutting Europe off from the advance civilizations in the Middle East, China, and India. Towns emptied, and very little emphasis was put on… education during this time. This loss of classical learning deployed a period of intellectual "darkness" which is why the name 'Dark Ages' is very fitting. ( Full Answer )
The term "Dark Ages" has been obsolete and out of use since the 1970s. No historian ever uses that term any more. It was never used to describe the whole of the Middle Ages - that is an entirely false idea. It used to be applied to the period between the collapse of the western Roman Empire and… 1066, on the basis that so little was known about that era (due to an acute shortage of documentary and archaeological evidence) that it was "dark" in the sense of mysterious and unknown. After the mid-1970s more intensive and scientific archaeological techniques meant that more information on the period became available, more finds were made and better knowledge of the period became widespread. The period then became known as the Saxon/Viking era. Up until very recently this Saxon/Viking era was not included with the Middle Ages, but was treated as completely separate - in Scandinavian countries (where the Vikings originated) it still is so treated today. Today it has become fashionable to include the Saxon/Viking era with the medieval period - some people use the term "Early Medieval". Many historians, however, still begin the medieval era in 1066 and treat the Saxon/Viking period as separate; others begin the medieval period with the collapse of the western Roman Empire. There is definitely no agreement on this point. But there is agreement that "Dark Ages" is a term long abandoned and forgotten.. ( Full Answer )
Greece was called the "DARK AGE", because the major settlements was already abandoned. The people wanted to have new pastoral lifestyle. They have experience "lack of supply" because of the wars that occurred. The WAR has a great impact/effect towards them. Because of the war, they decrease the numb…er of population, they have no central government, the crops and properties were destroyed, disunity, and there is no development towards their arts, culture, and etc. ( Full Answer )
The natural resource is http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Iron_ore a form of http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Rock_(geology ) and http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Mineral from which http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Metal http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Iron can be economically extracted.
The ability to write and read was lost at this time, although much else was also forgotten, such as pottery techniques and art.
Darkness is caused when a light source is blocked - it gets dark at night because the sun is on the other side of the planet from you, and the light is blocked by the planet itself.
They still had all of the teachers and the grown ups just put all the kids back into the schools... it's one of these: . They discovered old scrolls left behind by the Minoans and Mycenaeans. . They adapted the Phoenician alphabet to their own language . They learned Sumerian cuneiform and… changed it over the years. . The Macedonians taught them to write after they were conquered by Alexander the Great. . ( Full Answer )
The primitive period or Dark Ages in Greece was considered as the period of barren art. There were wars and struggles. Arts,trade and farming were disrupted. The art of writing was forgotten and as a result, only few records about this period were written.
What came after the Dark Ages was the Carolingian Renaissance, the High Middle Ages, or the European Renaissance, depending on your point of view. It seems most who use the term date it from about 450 to 1000 AD. Some give precise dates in 476 to 1066 AD. I have seen the term Dark Ages used to ref…er to the Age of Migrations, about 300 AD to 700 AD. There was a collapse in learning in the Roman Empire during the time of about 230 AD, and the Carolingian Renaissance began shortly after 700 AD, so this might be a better time to call the Dark Ages. Some historians call the Dark Ages equal to the Middle Ages, but the people of the Middle Ages used the term to refer to an earlier time in the Middle Ages. Also, the period of the Middle Ages after about 700 AD included several times of advanced intellectual activity, so this usage seems wrong in some ways. ( Full Answer )
The Greek dark age was a period of Greek history that lasted fromthe Dorian invasion in 1100 BC to the first signs of the Greekpoleis which occurred in the 9th century BC. There was a lack ofarchitectural structures built during this time.
The Dark Ages was a time of no architectural, political, orartistic growth. Most people were poor and struggling. However,there were people who were able to accumulate wealth during thistime, and they were called the Greek Aristocracy.
Little literature is retained from the period thus the 'dark' ages: we do not know much about them.
A clan called riot introduced its mascot named Teemo to the Aegean civilization, then only darkness fell upon it... very tragic.
Positive: those who defeated the Greeks (ex. Romans) took some of there architecture, literature, etc. and adopted them. Like the Romans, they adapted the religion of the Greeks in a different way. Negative: there have been many killings that happened in the dark ages, and many were slain
The dark ages were a period of time in Western Europe, prior to 1000 AD, known as such because of the general lack of highly centralized government as was known under the Roman rule. This was caused by a falling apart of the Roman empire, which was caused by a number of circumstances, one being the …pressures put on the Roman Empire by migratory tribes from eastern Europe (the Huns, Vandals, Visigoth, etc.). The dark ages were categorized by localized government, lower trade, some loss of scholarship, and migratory movement of people groups. ( Full Answer )
Homer was the only poet we might say was famous from the Greek Dark Ages. The Greek Dark Ages began with the collapse of Mycenaean culture, and lasted about 400 years. The dates would be about 1200 to 800 BC. Homer is sometimes dated to as early as 950 BC, and sometimes as late as about 750. Tha…t being the case, he is arguably from the Greek Dark Ages. Please see the links below. ( Full Answer )
The fall of Rome in 410 AD. All government and services were gone and the people had no protection from invading tribes. Which is true, however they were never as Dark as we tend to think. It was during this time that the Vikings developed an Empire which included (parts of) Ireland, Scotland, Eng…land, France, Russia and the Lebanon (contemporary names used). Part of the problem is that the later historians were nearly all Christian clergy, therefore only too happy to present this period as a disaster era until Christianity conquered all. ( Full Answer )
during the dark age population droped people moved from land to land kings had less power over kingdom
nothing happened to cause it realy its just that no one recorded anything that happened so historians call it the dark ages cause we were esentialy left in the dark for what happened in that time
The Mycenaean civilization declined over time. Mycenaean kingdoms fought one another, and earthquakes destroyed their palace fortresses.
The main cause of the Dark Ages was the Mycenaeans being conquered by the Dorians.
Because the Romans invaded their private space, and fell into war which created the Dark Ages. All because of those pesky romans. Always trying to chop a gladiators head off.
The Dark Ages were the Early Middle Ages, traditionally from 476 to 1000 or 1066. They are a time from which few writings survive, so they are assumed to be a time during which most people were illiterate, an assumption that is reinforced in some of the few records we have. They are called the Dark …Ages because there is less known about them than the times before and after. ( Full Answer )
The Greek Dark Ages began in about the year 1200 BC. There is no exact year for their beginning. Clearly, the Greek Dark Ages and the Dark Ages were not the same thing, and they were not really related, as the Dark Ages began in the middle of the 5th century AD.
it was the period of time when roman empire fall and they lost their literate people and science.
everyone was prosperous and wealthy at that time because the people were successful. This is why this period was called the golden age, to symbolize wealth and prosperity.
There are several periods in history that are called Dark Ages. Thething that they have in common is that there are few records keptfrom the periods, so little history is actually known. One of theseperiods is called the Greek Dark Age. It happened prior to theclassic period of Greek History, and la…sted for several hundredyears. What followed it in Greece is the Greek civilization we knowquite a lot about, it it was definitely not a period referred to asDark Ages. It was also centuries before the Middle Ages. ( Full Answer )
The Greek world during the Dark Age comprised hundreds of separateagricultural sites which were controlled by the farmers who ownedthe land, and established a fortress (acropolis) which provided arefuge when they were preyed on by neighbours or nomads. They hired notable warriors to organise their d…efences, andthese resided in the acropolis fortress and led them in defensivewarfare, however the farmers ruled. The wealthiest farmers progressively increased theirprosperity and this aristocracy gained power, leading intohistorical times (from the later 600s BCE onwards) totheir establishing oligarchies which controlled the developingcity-states as the cities developed. ( Full Answer )
The middle ages are also referred to as the dark ages because ofthe large amount of knowledge and skills lost following thefall of the Roman Empire. It was dark in terms of societalillumination, not in terms of light illumination.
Monarchies disappeared and oligarchies took over. Culture dwindled.Strong city-states began to appear at the latter stages.