Anything large and impressive, if it was reasonably new in appearance, was automatically claimed as having been built since the Revolution, while anything that was obviously of earlier date was ascribed to some dim period called the Middle Ages.
Even the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages was tolerant by modern standards.
In the Middle Ages there was the Inquisitlon.
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What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
Sigmund Freud (referring to the public burning of his books in Berlin)
In the Middle Ages, black pepper was imported from Asia and was so expensive it was sold by the corn.