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megamindwriter OP t1_j3j8hmn wrote

Yes, I did have misconceptions. Thanks for the answer.


basementthought t1_j3l6cdd wrote

One interesting related fact is that most early writing is not stories or personal letters but records. We initially used writing to keep track of finances trade and laws. It took some time for people to start writing literature down


YourOverlords t1_j3oyb9t wrote

I think the medieval period was the rebuilding of western civilization following the the fall of Rome in 476. With the typical idea of it being the so called "dark ages", it's a fair cop to think like that.