The Dark Ages (476–1453 CE): Eastern Creativity

  • David H. CropleyEmail author


Next in our sequence of time periods is the span of approximately 1000 years known (in Western culture) as the Dark Ages. This epoch spanned the fifth to fifteenth centuries of the common era, beginning approximately with the sacking of Rome—and the fall of the Western Roman Empire—in 476 CE, and ending with the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire centred on Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), in 1453 CE.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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