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29th Jul '16 10:20:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* CorruptChurch: Medieval Western Europe allegedly got it bad enough to be commented on in several contemporary sources. The most notable of these is Dante, who puts several popes in Hell for corruption in the ''[[TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', and the one pope we meet in the ''Purgatorio'' is also there for being too greedy before he repented.

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* CorruptChurch: Medieval Western Europe allegedly got it bad enough to be commented on in several contemporary sources. The most notable of these is Dante, who puts several popes in Hell for corruption in the ''[[TheDivineComedy ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', and the one pope we meet in the ''Purgatorio'' is also there for being too greedy before he repented.
23rd Jul '16 2:18:54 PM LordGro
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* BurnTheUndead: Thorodd puts an end to the ravages of the undead Thorolf Twist-Foot by digging up his corpse and burning it on a pyre (''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga'').
13th Jul '16 9:31:47 AM GregPagano
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Note: this is older than ''UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg's printing press'' (1439 CE), not metal movable-type characters (ca. 1230 CE, Korea), movable-type printing (1040 CE, China), and certainly not wood-block printing (220 CE or earlier, China again). In short, the Middle Ages -- assuming you don't take Petrarch's definition for it, as he lived in the 1300s. Even [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare all things Shakespearean]], Literature/DonQuixote, and many late medieval and Renaissance printed books are only OlderThanSteam.

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Note: this is older than ''UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg's printing press'' (1439 CE), not metal movable-type characters (ca. 1230 CE, Korea), movable-type printing (1040 CE, China), and certainly not wood-block printing (220 CE or earlier, China again). In short, the Middle Ages -- assuming you don't take Petrarch's definition for it, as he lived in the 1300s. Even [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare all things Shakespearean]], Shakespeare]], Literature/DonQuixote, and many late medieval and high Renaissance printed era books are only OlderThanSteam.
13th Jul '16 9:30:46 AM GregPagano
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From the fall of Rome (c. 476 CE) to the invention of printing. The precise dates vary from region to region, but this was a time when literacy was low and books rare. Most western folklore originated here, often echoing earlier tropes. ChivalricRomance developed in this era.

Note: this is older than ''UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg's printing press'' (1439 CE), not metal movable-type characters (ca. 1230 CE, Korea), movable-type printing (1040 CE, China), and certainly not wood-block printing (220 CE or earlier, China again). In short, the Middle Ages -- assuming you don't take Petrarch's definition for it, as he lived in the 1300s.

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From the fall of Rome during the 5th century (c. 476 CE) to the invention of printing. The precise dates vary from region to region, but this was a time when literacy was low and books rare. Most western folklore originated here, often echoing earlier tropes. ChivalricRomance developed in this era.

Note: this is older than ''UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg's printing press'' (1439 CE), not metal movable-type characters (ca. 1230 CE, Korea), movable-type printing (1040 CE, China), and certainly not wood-block printing (220 CE or earlier, China again). In short, the Middle Ages -- assuming you don't take Petrarch's definition for it, as he lived in the 1300s.
1300s. Even [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare all things Shakespearean]], Literature/DonQuixote, and many late medieval and Renaissance printed books are only OlderThanSteam.
24th Apr '16 1:41:51 PM Ramidel
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: The first known example of copyright law comes from a dispute between St. Finian and St. Columba over whether the latter had the right to freely copy the former's books, which was one of the causes of the Battle of Cúl Dreimhne.
15th Apr '16 7:58:10 AM LordGro
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* BurnTheUndead: Thorodd puts an end to the ravages of the undead Thorolf Twist-Foot by digging up his corpse and burning it on a pyre (''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga'').
9th Apr '16 7:22:25 AM LordGro
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* FeudingFamilies: Many [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Sagas of Icelanders]], such as ''Njáls saga'', ''Laxdæla saga'', and ''Eyrbyggja saga''.

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* FeudingFamilies: Many [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Sagas of Icelanders]], such as ''Njáls saga'', ''Laxdæla saga'', and ''Eyrbyggja saga''.''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga''.



* GenerationalSaga: Various [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]], such as ''Laxdæla saga'', ''Eyrbyggja saga'', or ''Literature/VolsungaSaga'' (all 13th century).

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* GenerationalSaga: Various [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]], such as ''Laxdæla saga'', ''Eyrbyggja saga'', ''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga'', or ''Literature/VolsungaSaga'' (all 13th century).
20th Mar '16 2:00:58 PM LordGro
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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: One year after his uncle Feng has sent Amleth to England [[PleaseShootTheMessenger with the intent of having him killed]], Amleth is presumed dead and his obsequies are being held. Just the same day Amleth returns to the royal palace. Later the same night he executes vengeance on Feng (''Literature/GestaDanorum'').
18th Mar '16 8:36:26 PM gallium
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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Serious scholarship says this about the narrators of ''Literature/TheDecameron''.

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Serious scholarship says this about the narrators of ''Literature/TheDecameron''.''Decameron''.


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* NaughtyNuns: ''Decameron'', c. 1350
20th Feb '16 9:55:42 AM LordGro
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: In the "Tale of Thorstein Shiver", an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] from the ''Book of Flatey'' (c. 1390 CE), the Christian Thorstein encounters an [[TheImp imp from Hell]] who introduces himself as a certain Thorkel the Thin, a warrior of the pagan times who died in the famous Battle of Bravellir.
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