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Stereotypes of 1420 - LQD

by Metatone Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 06:47:41 PM EST

Reading "The Swerve" - a book about how a particular text from Ancient Rome helped kickstart a cultural change around the Renaissance...

Poggio of Florence, witnessing the lack of modesty around bathing in Baden around 1420, contrasts the anxious, work-obsessed, overly-disciplined Italians, with happy-go-lucky, carefree Germans...

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Well theres some horrified French newspaper reports from the early 1930's talking about the English taste for strikes and riots at the drop of a hat.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Dec 26th, 2011 at 09:14:11 AM EST
same for the 70s

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 12th, 2012 at 01:27:57 PM EST
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