The Dark Ages were the years from around 500 CE to around 1500 CE. This period is referred to as the "Dark Ages" because Western Europe was not advancing in architecture, philosophy, mathematics, or any other learning. The Byzantine Empire (the Eastern Roman Empire) flourished for another 1,000 years after the Fall of Rome. Other parts of the world were also making great advances during this time. Answer these questions after watching John Green's video.
1. What is Euro-centrism?
2. While Europe was operating under feudalism, what was happening in the Islamic empire during the same time? Baghdad was not "dark" during this time, what advances were happening?
3. What was happening in China during the Tang dynasty during this time?