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Myths and Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Misinformation about the Middle Ages abounds. These features debunk some of these medieval myths with facts, references, and common sense.

The Bad Old Days
A popular net hoax purports to provide facts about the Middle Ages that explain the origins of phrases and customs. Your Guide offers contrary evidence for your perusal.

The F-Word - The Problem with Feudalism
Feudalism was once considered the prevailing social system of medieval Europe. But most medievalists have serious problems with both the term and the concept it describes. A multi-page article on the origins and history of the term "feudalism" and its current status among medieval historians.

The Myth of Rotten Meat
Did medieval people regularly use spices to disguise the taste of rotten meat? A medieval myth exploded by your Guide.

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