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The Dark Ages in Australia were not so dark

16 May 2024

3:22 AM

16 May 2024

3:22 AM

Francesco di Petracco, better known as ‘Petrarch’, is rightly recognised as an artistic genius, the greatest scholar of his age, and one of the fathers of the Italian Renaissance. Both he and his work should be better known, especially in the English-speaking world. But perhaps his most enduring cultural legacy and one which continues to have ramifications today was his creation of the ‘Dark Ages’.

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