Sure, and it’s appreciated.
I agree about Victor Davis Hansen, I also see the same kind of thumb on the scale (on the flipside) by people like Jarred Diamond.
I am interested in what that median level really is as well, and you have a good point about clothing (textiles were one of the most expensive things and also one of the things everyone spent money on).
The average medieval artisan would look at the poor quality, low thread-count, mostly monochrome fabrics in my house and on my person and think I was on Alms.
But you are also right they didn’t have things like bridges made of iron, which are commonplace today (the same guy would be astonished by that!).
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Hans Hellinger.