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* MedievalBallads
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* [[UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism The Society for Creative Anachronism]] is a non-profit organization dedicated to recreating the skills and knowledge of pre-17th century Europe.
10th Jun '17 2:03:24 PM TitoMosquito
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone''''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''
25th Jan '17 11:45:58 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''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
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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.

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

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' (since the game takes place in TheLateMiddleAges Italy, it overlaps with TheRennaisance)TheRenaissance)
4th Oct '16 6:15:28 PM Deepspace9odo
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** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''
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* ''VideoGame/DantesInferno''
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* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''

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* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance''
27th Sep '16 4:41:20 AM emperors
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* ''[[KingdomComeDeliverance]]''
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