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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:31 PM

Medieval Tea Party vs. Medieval Liberals

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Reply Medieval Tea Party vs. Medieval Liberals (Original post)
JaneyVee Feb 2013 OP
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #1
Deep13 Feb 2013 #3
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #4
Deep13 Feb 2013 #7
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #8
Deep13 Feb 2013 #9
Deep13 Feb 2013 #2
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #5
Initech Feb 2013 #6

Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:34 PM

1. Actually that would be ancient.

The medieval age began when the Rome collapsed.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:35 PM

3. In the West.

The Roman state persisted in the East until the end of the Middle Ages.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:38 PM

4. I know. Constantinople 1453

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:45 PM

7. I was just reading about that last week.

Apparently, at that time it was just a husk of a city with maybe 30k villagers within the wall. Once the Ottomans took over, the city had a kind of rebirth. The Turks restored much of the infrastructure--fixing the damage caused by the 4th Crusade, among other things, and after about a century, the population was around 400k.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:48 PM

8. A lot of that downsizing was from the Ottomans.

They conquered the surrounding provinces first then moved onto the weakened capital. The "empire" had been starved of money and trade for many years.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:39 PM

9. Yup, cities can't be isolated. nt

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:34 PM

2. ancient, not medieval

The Middle Ages did not really begin until the collapse of the Imperial slave state in Western Europe in the sixth century or so.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:38 PM

5. Hillarious!

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:40 PM

6. If the Tea Party had been around during the revolution we'd still be under British rule.

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