In other words, it was the Dark Ages only for the non Catholics...
Interesting thing that Middle Ages stuff...Who thought that up???
Middle Ages went from about 500 AD to 1500 AD give or take a few...The first 5 Centuries then were the beginning ages...That leaves the last 5 Centuries for the end of the ages...
Who ever thought that up must have believed in the 6 days of Creation...
1. AD 33 - AD 330 "Early Church" (Persecution, martyrs, growth. Most of the OT and NT Canon accepted, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Nicaean Reform.)
2. AD 333 - 650 "Age of the Fathers" (Invasion, Huns, Visigoths, Vandals. Fall of Roman Empire. Post-Nicene Fathers, Conversion of Barbarians. Gregorian Reform.)
3. 650 - 1000 "Dark Ages," The Preservation of Civilization (Struggles with Vikings; 2/3 of Christian heartland lost to Islam. Monastery and cathedral schools, literacy, agriculture, restoration of town life, conversion of Vikings, Carolingian Reform.)
4. 1000 -1454 "Middle Ages" (Great Schism -> Fall of Constantinople. In the West, civilization from Oslo to Sicily, Warsaw to Compostella. Cathedrals, Universities, Music, Arts, Architecture, Scholarship, the Doctors of the Church. Black Death, 60% of population dies. End of feudalism, rise of Cities. Cluniac Reform.
5. 1454 - 1789 "Age of Revolt and Revolution") (Fall of Constantinople--> French Revolution. Reconquest of Spain, Renaissance, the New World, "Reformation," Wars of Religion, Exploration and World Mission, new Religious Orders. "Enlightenment," French Revolution. Trentian Reform.)
6. 1789 - Present "Modern Age," a.k.a. "Age of Murder"
Just an outline, necessarily sketchy. Covers a lot. Just wanted to give you an overview. The mega-killing between Christian factions and nations --- Christian civilization has never been free of murder, sorrowfully --- the most carnage was in the 16th-17th and 20th centuries.