|Thank god I wasn't born (literally) in the Middle Ages
||[Apr. 4th, 2007|02:38 pm]
I'm currently reading a book about the history of the institution of marriage, and in a paragraph was mentioned the "Black Death". It sounded familiar, but couldn't place it. I looked it up on Wikipedia, with the alternative name "Black Plague" showing up, so it made more sense.
Anyway, this paragraph from the Wikipedia article is interesting:
"Lepers, and other individuals with skin diseases such as acne or psoriasis, were singled out and exterminated throughout Europe."
O_o; Acne sufferers were exterminated.... yikes.
Gosh, there were all kinds of excuses to persecute and/or kill someone in those times.. That's just awful. I'd rather live with the problems of today's world, almost. LOL