History Main / TheMiddleAges

25th Jan '17 11:45:58 AM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

-> ''The Middle Ages designates the time span roughly from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and Reformation . The adjective "medieval," coined from Latin medium (middle) and aevum (age), refers to whatever was made, written, or thought during the Middle Ages...Medieval authors, of course , did not think of themselves as living in the "middle"; they sometimes expressed the idea that the world was growing old and that theirs was a declining age, close to the end of time.''
-->-- '''The Norton Anthology of English Literature''', Vol. 1, "Introduction: The Middle Ages"
28th Oct '16 2:11:23 AM ElectroKraken
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The TropeCodifier for the High Middle Ages was the 19th century, when the Middle Ages were celebrated as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment debate. AncientGreece, meanwhile, had been cast as the 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 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.

to:

The TropeCodifier for the High Middle Ages was the 19th century, when the Middle Ages were celebrated as the embodiment of {{Romanticism}} in the RomanticismVersusEnlightenment debate. AncientGreece, meanwhile, had been cast as the embodiment of {{Enlightenment}} [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment 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 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.
22nd Oct '16 6:43:38 PM ElectroKraken
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' (since the game takes place in TheLateMiddleAges Italy, it overlaps with TheRennaisance)

to:

* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' (since the game takes place in TheLateMiddleAges Italy, it overlaps with TheRennaisance)TheRenaissance)
4th Oct '16 6:15:28 PM Deepspace9odo
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''
27th Sep '16 11:59:03 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/DantesInferno''
27th Sep '16 4:41:58 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''

to:

* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance''
27th Sep '16 4:41:20 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''
26th Sep '16 9:41:14 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/AlexanderNevsky''


Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/TheVirginSpring''
25th Sep '16 10:52:53 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''
* ''Film/FirstKnight''


Added DiffLines:

* All [[Film/{{Excalibur}} permutations]] [[Film/FirstKnight of]] KingArthur.
25th Sep '16 10:50:14 AM emperors
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''

to:

* ** ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''
This list shows the last 10 events of 42. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheMiddleAges