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Debunking the Medieval "Dark Ages" Myth | Dr. Paul Sturtevant and Dr. Amy Kaufman

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5m Jan 21, 2021
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In this episode the superb scholars Dr. Amy Kaufman and Dr. Paul Sturtevant quickly walk us through the myth of the Dark Ages created by Late Medieval Humanists in the height of the Italian Renaissance who hated the idea of the Early Middle Ages.

We talk about a variety of viewpoints and inaccurate ideas and images of the medieval world and how there was more of a continuity from the Roman Empire and the Medieval World into the Renaissance.

We also talk about the contributions of great Islamic Medieval Civilizations that are oftentimes overlooked or ignored.

To support these awesome scholars please check out the links below and buy a copy of their book!

To buy a copy go here: https://utorontopress.com/ca/the-devil-x2019-s-historians-2

Dr. Paul Sturtevant.

Website: www.paulsturtevant.com

Academia: https://si.academia.edu/PaulSturtevant

His first book "The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination: Memory, Film, and Medievalism", which lays out a study he did of what people "know" about the Middle Ages, and how they learn about it (especially through consuming pop culture).
https://www.amazon.com/Middle-Ages-Popular-Imagination-Medievalism-dp-1350124907/dp/1350124907/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

The "Race, Racism and the Middle Ages" series at The Public Medievalist: https://www.publicmedievalist.com/race-racism-middle-ages-toc/

Check out The Public Medievalist here: https://www.publicmedievalist.com

Dr. Amy Kaufman

Website: https://www.amyskaufman.com/

The Devils Historians Website: https://www.devilshistorians.com/

An article she did involving ISIS, Terrorism and History.
https://www.publicmedievalist.com/dark-revivals-medievalism-isis/
https://www.publicmedievalist.com/dark-revivals-medievalism-isis/

Academia: https://independent.academia.edu/KaufmanAmy

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