Silvia Moreno-Garcia shows how wrong our perceptions of the past can be.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia shows how wrong our perceptions of the past can be. Here, she looks at the myth of early teen marriage in the middle ages.
And as a bonus, the reality of Africans in Europe in the 16th-19th  centuries  http://silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/2014/01/black-like-me/ (with a side order of female academics up to the 1920s).
http://silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/2014/06/the-problem-with-juliet/

Comments

  1. Alas the facts are unlikely to convince the people who most need convincing. :(

    It is fascinating stuff though, and shows that the period was a lot more interesting than it is usually taught as.

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  2. Absolutely - and that is the most interesting side of it for me - there are these huge swathes of history that get so often ignored.

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