Mar 26Liked by David M. Perry, Matthew Gabriele

Excellent correction, sad to see Steves getting it so wrong.

Thought about y’all a lot as I watched this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Ages:_An_Age_of_Light

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Mar 27Liked by Matthew Gabriele

While your colleagues in medieval studies seem to think that "everyone knows" that there were no "Dark Ages" it is, unfortunately, a myth that continues to prevail in popular culture, including by people such as Rick Steves (shame on you Rick!). Your work actively dispels this myth and should have greater circulation.

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Mar 28Liked by Matthew Gabriele

Bringing back memories of my art history instructor's rants in college! Ahh, nostalgia...how we love to apply it where it really doesn't belong.

Humans are humans, and we've always been humans. Making up myths about the past has always been a favorite pastime!

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