The Middle Ages

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Created on: 19 Aug 2009
the group for anyone interested in this extraordinarily glorious era of our history.

Renaissance is overrated. We question the familiar narrative in which an uninspired "Dark Ages" leads to a brilliant "renaissance." This narrative misses the dynamism, creativity and stunning beauty of Medieval culture. We're sick of the way art critics tend to say: 'Aaaah! The Renaissance!' with that deeply self-satisfied air of someone who is at last getting down to the Real Thing. And we're sick to death of that ridiculous assumption that before the Renaissance human beings had no sense of individuality.

p.s. Medieval music rocks.

Religious fanatics dancing amid graves in a churchyard.

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  • Tapani69ofBodom

    Dafuq is Hitler doin' here?

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sinisha

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  • arlaqin

    wow, brilliant connected artists; shit top artists.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ulfheddin

    "Main reason I love this times is because you don't get martyred for saying 'Jesus sucks', if you get what I mean." You wouldn't have been martyred for saying this about Odin in earlier times. Progress is not linear.

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • Ulfheddin

    "And we're sick to death of that ridiculous assumption that before the Renaissance human beings had no sense of individuality." Isn't it more important to not care about this in the first place, and to acknowledge that the medieval notions of responsibility, order, and self-control were noble? I do take issue with some medieval ideals, but the lack of "individuality" certainly isn't a point of concern for me.

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • adelinadarkstar

    I would love to go back in time and see the middle ages for a number of reasons.

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Tyetth

    one of the main reasons why i would like to live in the middle ages is to see romanesque and especially gothic churches being built *-*

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Baggypipes

    I approve of this group. :D

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mango_breeze

    We're Living Another New Middle Age, So Let's Make A New Renaissance

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PP667

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • darthpaula

    Uoo, why haven't I joined this group years ago?! Welcome, brothers and sisters : ). And yes, I agree that Modern Ages DO NOT suck. They're different, that' all.

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • debetcan

    Hey, check out my new gruop: Nordic Hearts

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • adelinadarkstar

    Well frankly they were hard times then, but yet so intriguing. Its hard not to love the middle ages.

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • adelinadarkstar

    Bottomline I am fascinated with this era! I BELONG in this group. I love the literature of the period and the assosciation with fantasy, castles, and dragons.

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
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  • sinisha

    Every age has it's bad and good sides. Saying that middle age "rule" could stand, but only for certain aspects of it.

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • aHeadOnTheDoor

    great sense of humour.

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • fableofdream

    "the modern times suck, the Middle Ages rule." Someone who says that definetely knows nothing about Middle Age.

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • NightVermillion

    I don't think "Modern Ages" suck. I appreciate both Modern and Middle ages equally. Main reason I love this times is because you don't get martyred for saying "Jesus sucks", if you get what I mean.

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • sinisha

    Interesting disscusion. I wouldn't agree that chivalry ideas came from anything related to the cult of the saints or anything similar. What was most important for the birth of chivalry, courtly love and all those ideas we understand to be the peak of beauty of middle ages was the lay art that was flourishing in southern France, Provence to be exact, at the time when the first crusades were set in motion. The art of troubadours, something you may call secular art, poetry and music being mostly expressed with. It was all about opposing the dominating views of the Church, the "heretical" thought of love, freedom and purity, which so much angered the rome pontiffs that they gradualy made use of chivalry, in the form of religious military orders, to make it more convienient and acceptable to their own agenda.

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
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