Was Europe In A Dark Age Dbq

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Was Europe in a "dark age" during the 500 to 1500? The term came from an Italian scholar named Petrarch. The time period had universities, education, a lot of food, population, the Magna Carta, black death, the decline in trade, and a lot of chaos (dark ages). While Europe had a lot of up's and down's, Europe was in a "dark age" during the 500 to 1500 time period.

Europe was not in a "dark age" because there was a lot of growth in Europe. For example, Document C discusses that Europe's food supply and population increased. This document states, "Available farmland tripled, and the food supply increased significantly, bringing up the population." Another example, in Document E, is about how Europe got universities and education.

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