[Sca-cooks] 10th C. Cornish?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 23 17:19:11 PDT 2006

Since I have Hugo Stopp's Aus Kochbuchern des 14. bis 19 Jahrhunderts in 
front of me with the first recipe collection is dated 1350 and the last 
recipe collection dated 1886, I would say you are incorrect.  The difference 
may be attributable to the difference between Jahrhunderts (Century) and 
Hundertjahren (hundred years), as the 12th Century is the 1100's.  It would 
be interesting to see what the original text actually said.


> 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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