un peu trop mathématique à mon goût mais très intéressant ! Attention sur les comparaisons, comme ils l'annoncent, les évènements tels que les guerres par exemple ne sont pas pris en compte :
The general Medieval rural Danish population rarely entered contemporary written records. These people formed the basis of most of the events which took place, but they have left pitifully few individual marks. The drama of the life of the individual Medieval peasant escapes our comprehension. The marks of their lives and labour can be seen in the Romanesque churches scattered throughout the country and in the names of their settlements. However, the only direct source of knowledge about the individual man, woman and child in the Middle Ages are the skeletons of the people themselves. The unique historical character of each individual life story is generated in a confrontation between the general period and group specific conditions of living and the actual course of events that formed life. Some life history events like birth and death have general importance more or less independent of time and place. But in spite of this, the perception of such events is strongly dependent on ideological fabric creating meaning in the life of the individual in the present as well as in the past and on the less elusive conditions of living and producing.