Talk:Middle Ages

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1. DO NOT delete talk pages.

2. We now have a fun article with more interesting on-topic content than the mainspace version. Ty, nice fuck up there! ħumanUser talk:Human 07:43, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

1. That was a redirect, not a talk page.
2. Oh no, what are we going to do now? We're doomed!!!!1!! -- Nx / talk 07:54, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Expansion[edit]

This page must be expanded. This topic is absolutely on-mission. I will add a little more each day. Does anyone have any ideas about what we should cover? --TheLateGatsby (talk) 22:11, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/ --TheLateGatsby (talk) 22:48, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I think detailing why the Middles Ages were so shitty (destruction of art, lowered life expectancy, poor engineering, religious bigotry, disease, etc.) in more detail and connecting it to the prevailing anti-intellectualism stances at the time. I can't help but get a little peeved when I think about the Library of Alexandria for instance.Dr. Swordopolis (talk) 01:58, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Exactly... more than that, we can connect it to modern movements. Some cranks have medieval notions, and some politicians would drag us back to the dark ages, if they had their way. --TheLateGatsby (talk) 02:10, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Where this article is going[edit]

This article needs to be a catalogue of the beliefs and mistakes of the age, sure, but how should we organize it? By period (Dark ages to High Middle ages) or by topic? I'm leaning towards topic, obviously, but we can shuffle it around if need be. Another thing I'm thinking is that we need to make it clear that people were horribly benighted in the middle ages... but we of the modern world are still pretty fucking stupid. --TheLateGatsby (talk) 15:06, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I think doing it by topic could include things that don't change across multiple eras and would also work better for showing a specific trend over time, I was thinking fortifications, public health and law would all be good sections. Keep in mind that no one knew about the tiny invisible demons in the stagnant baptismal font named E. coli, enterococci and Campylobacter, or that cramming a bunch of people next to each other in a room and having them sing songs despite coughing and sneezing could spread disease. [1]Even today, when was the last time the infectiously ill and highly contagious faithful were turned away at the door for having the cold or the flu? Also, according to the wikipedia page for castleWikipedia's W.svg over the approximately 900 years that castles were built, they took on a great many forms with many different features, although some, such as curtain walls and arrowslits, were commonplace. Although gunpowder was introduced to Europe in the 14th century, it did not significantly affect castle building until the 15th century, when artillery became powerful enough to break through stone walls. While castles continued to be built well into the 16th century, new techniques to deal with improved cannon fire made them uncomfortable and undesirable places to live. A general description of the period also has benefits, but I think people are more likely to be interested in finding information on a particular topic, dividing it by time period would be like dividing it by geography. X-Factor (talk) 15:13, 17 May 2017 (UTC)