Thursday, October 26, 2017

2 Horrifying Conditions and 3 Horrifying Myths

The video
5 HORRIFYING Realities Of Daily Life In Historical Times
Beyond Science
12 July 2017

III How unemployed were treated:
5:14 Being unemployed in 16th C. England seen as a crime?

After the Reformation, the one some guys are celebrating a little from now, I would not be surprised!

5:28 As I recall vagrancy suppression actually comes from this time, in England.

In some places begging could locally be treated as an offense before, or even on a larger scale.

Stockholm got its vagrancy laws just before Reformation. France got them twice over, once under John III a little before Hundred Years' War, one under Louis XIV, a century before the Revolution.

Vagrancy laws bode no good for Christian Europe, and in England, I think they were even a product of the Reformation.

IN other words, the Middle Ages were free from THAT plague!

II Being a woman:
6:08 Athens and Rome girls are often set out? Do you know this ends when Catholic Christianity sets in, under Constantine?

(V, IV and) I Unsanitary conditions,
a) especially in towns:
7:58 I checked the ancestry of Björn and Annifrid, Benny and Agneta ... they were in the last generation born mostly before 1800 (of each) living longer than the family of Carl Michael Bellman, a celebrity back then.

Why? One theory is, the ancestry of "ABBA" (I don't think their name choice was too lucky, considering that "knowing me, knowing you" thing) were from the countryside. They died around late sixties.

The ancestry and cousins and children and inlaws and so on of Bellman were nearly all towns people. I haven't checked it all out, but half a decade to a decade younger. Could also be "ancestry bias" : if someone is an ancestor he is not from the portion dying as young children.

b) in general:
5,4 and 1 - unsanitary conditions? *

No, I don't think so, really.

Black Death is a plague still going on on Madagascar, and when not bubonic, still killing very fast. But of course people in Madagascar are often immune - as people were in Europe AFTER the Black Death.

It was a result of international contacts getting together with a foreign disease people were not generally immune to. It cannot be blamed on bad sanitation.

Some of the common cold signs were such that other more mortal diseases could be concerned.

IF you thought of the Salerno diet, which very much limited common colds (while arguably killing you off sooner in some welfare disease, cardiac, cancerous or whatever), the problem kings and later free enterprisers as well as day wage earners had to face with colds was not death.

For kings it was replacements taking over the kingdom, for entrepreneurs, dito, and for wage earners not hired beyond the daily basis, it was getting sacked for sick leave.

A peasant or servant who lived under a lord, or a monk under his abbot, was less unhappy with having a common cold.

* Of 5, pooping, 4 travelling and 1 in general.

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