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Dark Ages:

see Middle AgesMiddle Ages,
period in Western European history that followed the disintegration of the West Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th cent. and lasted into the 15th cent., i.e., into the period of the Renaissance.
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dark ages

The period between the recombination epoch and the formation of the first bright galaxies. Toward the end of this time the first generation of stars must have formed in protogalaxies, and created the first heavy elements. The absence of observable radiation renders this period ‘dark’. Only when sufficient stars or quasars have formed to reionize the intergalactic medium (as revealed by the Gunn–Peterson test) is this period observable.
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I shall find in him the Foreworld; in his childhood the Age of Gold, the Apples of Knowledge, the Argonautic Expedition, the calling of Abraham, the building of the Temple, the Advent of Christ, Dark Ages, the Revival of Letters, the Reformation, the discovery of new lands, the opening of new sciences and new regions in man.
"I think it very interesting," replied Father Brown; "it reminds me of that interesting idea in the Dark Ages that blood would flow from a corpse if the murderer touched it."
The Dark Ages are considered to last from the end of the Roman Empire in 476AD to around 1000, when Viking raids helped bring down Pictish rule.
Professor Jim Wilson, of Edinburgh University Usher Institute and MRC Human Genetics Unit, said: "It is remarkable how long the shadows of Scotland's Dark Age kingdoms are, given the massive increase in movement from the industrial revolution to the modern era.
Professor Jim Wilson, from the university's Usher Institute and MRC Human Genetics unit, said: "It is remarkable how long the shadows of Scotland's Dark Age kingdoms are, given the massive increase in movement from the industrial revolution to the modern era.
He argues that in failing to adequately understand these emergent technologies, we are in fact opening ourselves up to a new dark age. He takes this resonant phrase from HP Lovecraft's minatory short story, The Call of Cthulhu, rather than the dark ages of historical record, although the latter may turn out to be a better point of reference for our current era.
As you move through history in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall , you will reach moments where the game judges your performance up to that point and triggers either Golden Ages or Dark Ages, depending on how you have played.
The book describes 10 journeys which Max undertook to look for and record the imprints left by the Dark Ages on the landscape.
As we continue to pick up the pieces of the First World War, particularly in the Middle East 100 years on, let us finally make this the war to end all wars, as the most fitting memorial to the fallen, before we all descend into a new dark age.
The dark age of Islamic societies may end within a short time.
London, June 21 ( ANI ): Scientists have discovered a new way to detect the first stars when the universe was only 200 million years old and still emerging from its dark ages.
To be sure, the blind rush to cover our shores and land with impotent wind generation will almost guarantee the lights going out, and in more senses than one, usher in a second Dark Age! Dis aliter visum (man proposes, God disposes).