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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...

Post your own examples of changing stereotypes below...

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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