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Getting Medieval

1 October, 2006

Getting Medieval

I have too many thoughts right now to put them into anything as articulate as you’ll find at Crooked Timber or Making Light or any number of other blogs. But it occurs to me that, when people are talking about how primitive and backwards the middle ages were, it might be a good idea to remember that habeas corpus dates back to the middle ages.

update: links updated and corrected

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 1 October, 2006 4:50 pm

    Sweet.(But that’s probably why we need to throw it out, right, because it’s so medieval?)

  2. 2 October, 2006 2:40 am

    You know, next time someone uses “medieval” as a pejorative, I’m going to say, “Hey, at least the medieval period had habeas corpus, which is more than I can say for the US!”Thanks for reminding us of this, ADM.

  3. 2 October, 2006 3:46 am

    No problem. It’s something I like to remember myself.

  4. 4 October, 2006 1:05 pm

    You seem to have crookedtimber.com as the link here, but for me that only brings up something about a ‘site coming soon’. Is it meant to be crookedtimber.org?

  5. 4 October, 2006 5:10 pm

    D’oh! I’ll fix that.

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