Monday, June 10, 2013

Were the Middle Ages Dark? -- Prager University

The Prager University YouTube channel recently uploaded a video titled "Were the Middle Ages Dark?" Enjoy!


2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Compared to the Romans? Yes.

Look at agricultural. The Romans had irrigation, harvesting machines, water driven mills.

Mark CMG said...

The Romans through much of their empire for hundreds of years were certainly very organized, and irrigation is nothing to sneer at, but until the heavy plow of the Middle Ages and the better harness, forget about it. And the Romans imported the vast majority of their grain from the provinces.