by Julien Lambé

Translation quality: entertaining anecdotes don’t give you the big picture

Our history class on the Middle Ages was a revelation (I remain indebted to Herman Van Bostraeten at Sint-Barbaracollege): instead of just being taught the starting point and the end point of the Dark Ages, e.g. from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 till the invention of the printing press by Gutenberg …

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