Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Debunking medieval myths

long article at Medieval net, with links

a lot of the myths were made up later to prove that modern intellectuals were smarter and better than their medieval primitives.

Virtually every medieval scholar believed the world was round. However, in the 19th century it was widely reported that people in the Middle Ages thought the earth was flat, because it made for a good example of how backward the period was believed to be.
and yes, they took baths

more HERE

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