Friday, August 17, 2012

Pejorative Period Names

I feel this way about the so-called "Dark Ages" too:

"The Middle Ages is an unfortunate term. It was not invented until the age was long past. The dwellers in the Middle Ages would not have recognized it. They did not know that they were living in the middle; they thought, quite rightly, that they were time's latest achievement."
        — Morris Bishop 

Stay tuned for my more detailed post about the history of bathing and so on ...

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