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Dark Ages? WTF is that!

Posted March 8th, 2015 at 08:10 PM by Pedro

In many posts in Historum the phrase ‘Dark Ages’ has been used mostly in a derogatory sense. This use is also found in many scholarly books. In its widest sense it covers the era from the 6th to the 15th centuries.

We can lay responsibility for the concept of a medium aevum at the feet of the Renaissance humanists who, it would seem, wished to appear wiser than their predecessors. With an intellectual myopia they looked to far back and saw (i.e. understood) an interval during which
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The History of an Idea

Posted October 10th, 2014 at 07:40 AM by Pedro

The History of an Idea

Nineteenth Century...
Herman Melville writes, “The Godhead is broken, we are the pieces.”

1940...
Norman Vincent Peal publishes The Power of Positive Thinking. One of many books popular of the time and times to come which convinced millions that they were sick and then sold them the cure. In the fifties I heard a lot of talk about Positive Thinking.

1950...
I read this in Emerson “The civilized
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