Re: Digest Number 986
- --- In email@example.com, Avery Austringer
> >Obviously, they aren't all like this. Several royal household rolls
> >are obsessively complete, for example. But you can no more accept an
> >average medieval inventory as "evidence of absence" -- or indeed
> >relative frequency -- than you can anything else.
> I picked up a great book while in England: "The Secret Middle Ages" by
> Malcolm Jones. It is excelent!
> I give you the first sentence: "One day in 1521 the Mayor of Frankfurt,
> Claus Stalburg, known as "The Rich", sat down at a table in his elegant
> town home and drew up an inventory of all the biscuit moulds he owned.