Created By: DarkSasamiApril 20, 2007
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Is it just me, or didn't we used to have a straight Settings entry for Europe between about 1100 and 1700 CE? All I can find are Medieval Stasis, which is a trope, not a setting, and The Dung Ages, which isn't it either.
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  • April 20, 2007
    colin
    I think that we may need two (or more) Settings entries for that time period, 1100 to 1500 (circa) and 1500 to 1700, for the (high) medieval period and renaissance. Of course the 1700s really is the Enlightenment and the colonization of the Americas, and before the 1100s are the dark ages, all of which are distinct times (Anachronism Stew not withstanding).
  • April 20, 2007
    robert
    The high middle ages were roughly 1100-1300, ending with the black death. 1300-1500 is the period when the renaissance started and feudalism ended, in the west.
  • April 20, 2007
    colin
    Very well, but it still doesn't change my general point.
  • April 21, 2007
    Ununnilium
    Yeah, we need more historical Settings tropes.
  • April 21, 2007
    colin
    Should the early medieval period be separate from the high medieval period or should they be listed together as middle ages, since Anachronism Stew treats them as the same?
  • April 21, 2007
    Ununnilium
    There should be Medieval Europe and Renaissance Europe, IMHO.
  • April 21, 2007
    Duckluck
    Incidentally, the Middle Ages were already well under way by 900. The period from the 1100's to the 1300's is what's knows as the "High Middle Ages."
  • April 21, 2007
    Ununnilium
    Oh, definitely. The fall of the Roman Empire was, I believe, 480-something AD? And everything after that is technically medieval.
  • April 22, 2007
    robert
    We can have a page called Hollywood History, with a list of all the historical periods, a one sentence description of each period and its popular conception, and the shows set then. Periods that have enough shows can get expanded into their own page. E.g

    1AD - 400 AD Roman Empire - gladiators and mad emperors 400 AD - 600 AD Dark age - King Arthur 1100-1300 AD High middle ages - crusades, Robin Hood.

  • April 22, 2007
    Ununnilium
    Hmmmmm. The basic idea is good, but I'd suggest a different name.
  • April 22, 2007
    robert
    I would have suggested Popular History, but that's taken. Theme Park History?
  • April 23, 2007
    Unknown Troper
    Hollywood History sounds good
  • April 23, 2007
    Ununnilium
    The problem is, does it just need to be The Theme Park Version? It could include realistically-rendered versions of time period, too.

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