[Sca-cooks] 10th C. Cornish?

Cat Dancer pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Mon Oct 23 09:47:17 PDT 2006

On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:

> On Oct 23, 2006, at 9:51 AM, grizly wrote:
>> Also get clarification as to what 12th centruey means . . .
>> Europeans and
>> Americans use that differently, one is 100's and one is 1200's.
> Here, I've got to disagree with you. I don't think most people that
> take history seriously to any extent would consider calling the
> 1200's the 12th century. Let's not blame this on the Americans; it's
> just wrong wherever you encounter it. I sincerely _hope_ the person
> setting up contest criteria isn't using the term in that way.
> Adamantius

Actually, in some European countries, most notably Germany, that *is* how 
they designate time periods. Thus, the 12th century refers to 1200-1299 
rather than 1100-1199. I run across this in my costume research all the 
time. It's really annoying to find a nifty thing that is labeled 13th 
century, only to find out that the source is German and thus it's 
actually what we call 14th century.

Margaret FitzWilliam

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