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30th May '16 11:21:51 AM OldBlindTrope
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It should be noted that though the Middle Ages lasted for roughly a thousand years, virtually all of the classic medieval tropes mentioned above really only derive from the last three or four hundred. Overall, the Middle Ages has suffered more than usual cliche-making tendencies, because it was unfortuanately cast as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment (with AncientGreece suffering the opposite fate as its {{foil}}).

For the (slightly) more historically accurate version of this trope, check out its constituent periods:

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It should be noted that though the The Middle Ages lasted for roughly about a thousand years, virtually all and fell into five periods: the ugly Sub-Roman period (the fall of Rome, the barbarian invasions, the rise of Islam, and so on), the pleasant Carolingian Renaissance, the ugly Viking/Hungarian invasions, the pleasant High Middle Ages, and the ugly period of the Black Death and its aftermath. The classic medieval tropes mentioned above really only derive are exclusively drawn from the last three or four hundred. Overall, High Middle Ages: the period which stretches, approximately, from 1066 to 1348.

The TropeCodifier for the High Middle Ages was the 19th century, when
the Middle Ages has suffered more than usual cliche-making tendencies, because it was unfortuanately cast were celebrated as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment (with AncientGreece suffering debate. AncientGreece, meanwhile, had been cast as the opposite fate embodiment of {{Enlightenment}} in the 18th century. In reality, Ancient Greece and the High Middle Ages were very similar societies: both valued philosophy, science, and engineering, but feared and used magic and loved to fight. Both also had slaves, and a de facto caste system; both had a mix of slave/serf and free farmers as its {{foil}}).

the basis of society. The Greeks valued city living more, though (TheHunchbackOfNotreDame notwithstanding), and were a mix of petty kingdoms, democracies ("democracy" meant "mob rule" for a very long time thanks to their example), and lawless autocracies; but Persia was feudal (and most of medieval material culture -- knights, castles, tunics, pointy shoes, roses, rhyming poetry, princesses in towers wearing conical hats with veils, wizards with robes covered in holy symbols -- is originally Persian). It's fair to say that the High Middle Ages and classical Greece would've understood each other well, if they'd interacted -- while contemporary Romantics and Enlightenment-ists would both have reasons to dislike both societies.

For the (slightly) more historically accurate a version of this trope, medieval tropes that casts a wider and more accurate net, check out its the constituent periods:periods:
* DarkAgeEurope



* TheHighMiddleAges, and

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''Cf.'' YeGoodeOldeDays for the highly romanticized version, and TheDungAges for the depressingly bleak version. When history has been abandoned altogether, you have probably made the epic voyage to TheTimeOfMyths. Also check out DarkAgeEurope, the transition between the Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc.) and the Middle Ages proper.

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''Cf.'' (Although even here, the three initial periods of the Middle Ages are sort of a blur.)

See also
YeGoodeOldeDays for the highly romanticized version, excessively positive version and TheDungAges for the depressingly bleak version. excessively negative. When history has been abandoned altogether, you have probably made the epic voyage to TheTimeOfMyths. Also check out DarkAgeEurope, the transition between the Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc.) and the Middle Ages proper.
TheTimeOfMyths.
28th May '16 6:56:06 PM Doug86
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If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BiblicalTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].

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If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BiblicalTimes BibleTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].
18th May '16 3:45:53 AM Morgenthaler
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If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BiblicalTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].

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If the story does not take place in some unspecified kingdom, the setting is likely to be a [[YouFailHistoryForever mythologized]] UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} or UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though [[UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} Jerusalem]], which had pretty much been ignored since BiblicalTimes will now also be used as the stage for all sorts of flashy battles involving cutlass-wielding [[ArabianNightsDays Turks]] and ruggedly handsome [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]].



* TheKnightsHospitallers
* TheKnightsTemplar: The original KnightTemplar characters came from this era.
25th Apr '16 9:36:48 PM SunriseWarrior
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It should Be noted that though the Middle Ages lasted for roughly a thousand years, virtually all of the classic medieval tropes mentioned above really only derive from the last three or four hundred. Overall, the Middle Ages has suffered more than usual cliche-making tendencies, because it was unfortuanately cast as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment (with AncientGreece suffering the opposite fate as its {{foil}}).

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It should Be be noted that though the Middle Ages lasted for roughly a thousand years, virtually all of the classic medieval tropes mentioned above really only derive from the last three or four hundred. Overall, the Middle Ages has suffered more than usual cliche-making tendencies, because it was unfortuanately cast as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment (with AncientGreece suffering the opposite fate as its {{foil}}).
26th Mar '16 3:40:51 PM StFan
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