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    Above the FRAY Friday13's Avatar
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    Wouldn't have wanted to live in the Victorian era...

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    I'm a sucker for an Arthurian legend. Though that's basically historical fiction as opposed to history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Gently View Post
    I'm a sucker for an Arthurian legend.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    Wouldn't have wanted to live in the Victorian era...

    I have watched that before, great one...many good ones by those folks on various time periods. They do one on the Edwardian home as well. There are some that cover childhood in the middle ages....I can lose a few weeks on those.

    I am very fascinated with the 1700 and 1800's...think of the SMELLS! I would am very glad I didnt have to spend my only years alive during that time period.

    As an event, the black plague has always been of great interest to me....and the ripple effects from it were interesting. For example, after the plague, so many were dead that there was a very real labor shortage...and caps on pay were put into law rather quickly which in essence showed how fast its dealt with when labor is actually in higher demand than supply can keep up with, its a rare event.

    There is also the theory that europeans show a higher resistance to HIV due to the plagues in the middle ages...so the ripple is vast isnt it?

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0325234239.htm

    Biologists at the University of Liverpool have discovered how the plagues of the Middle Ages have made around 10% of Europeans resistant to HIV.
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    Oh I have to add this....one of the things that people did during the victorian era was to take photographs of their dead....posing with them or posing them in scenes as if they are alive. The photos that are the creepiest are where they manage to make a dead person actually LOOK alive, those are worse than the ones where they are clearly dead and simply being propped up somehow.

    Here are some photos taken from that time



    I can see why they did this, it was a new technology and the last chance to have such a permanent recorded likeness of their loved one who had died..something not even possible previously for them, I could see how this would be viewed as precious rather than creepy.
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    The Tudor House was excellent. Love this series.
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    Personally, I'm very interested in the Late Roman Period (from Anastasius I to Focas), and am well versed in the study of Byzantine Numismatics. I've studied Ancient History & the Classics and I am familiar with most Greco-Roman original sources (From the Iliad to Late Antiquity).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Personally, I'm very interested in the Late Roman Period (from Anastasius I to Focas), and am well versed in the study of Byzantine Numismatics. I've studied Ancient History & the Classics and I am familiar with most Greco-Roman original sources (From the Iliad to Late Antiquity).
    Ever read "A most dangerous book" which explores the Roman book "Germania" and its connection to Nazi Dogma?

    Amazon.com: A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich (9780393342925): Christopher B. Krebs: Books
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Ever read "A most dangerous book" which explores the Roman book "Germania" and its connection to Nazi Dogma?

    Amazon.com: A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich (9780393342925): Christopher B. Krebs: Books

    No, I haven't read the book, but I can imagine how aspects were used in Nazi propaganda. I will keep an eye out for a copy though, that sounds interesting. Another interesting corruption of the original are the writings of Constantine Porphyrogenitus which were abused to justify ethnic policy in the Balkans.
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