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Poll #621602 M vs. m

Which do you use?

Medieval and Early Modern
medieval and early modern


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Nov. 28th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
er. medieval and Early Modern. Middle Ages. uh, yeah.
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
medieval and early modern are lowercase, but Middle Ages and Renaissance are capitalized...
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
I find the nouns are easier to be decisive about than the adjectives are.
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Isn't it dependent on how it's being used?

I now have three -fish people on my friends list, incidentally, this could get very confusing.
Nov. 28th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
What contexts would you be distinguishing between by capitalizing or not capitalizing each term?

Together, we are a school! I am one of two owls on my friendslist.
Nov. 28th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
And, indeed, one of two owls on yours. There is nothing unique about me. Or at least about my username.
Nov. 29th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Except that I don't know anybody else with the username "owlfish" or with very cute owls looking thoughtfully at a skeleton fish.

You are unique! After all, even if you weren't brilliant and attractive, you'd still have the loveliest red hair I've ever seen (and coveted) in my life ;)

I'd probably not capitalize them in general but I could be wrong. I would say that if it's not blatantly obvious which one to use, no one else is going to know exactly either, so go with what looks correct!
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
IT wouldn't have even occured to me that this would be a dilema.
Nov. 28th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
I can only envision capitalizing "medieval" and "early modern" if they are being used as stand-alone noun substitutes -- "Oh, I teach Medieval, but my degree's in Early Modern." As adjectives, which I take to be their standard use, it's definitely "medieval" and "early modern."
Nov. 28th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, I do differentiate between usage. Even when adjectival. So I don't capitalize medieval in medieval Britain, but I'm applying for jobs in Medieval History. Crap. Hope it doesn't screw up my chances ...
Nov. 29th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
You're applying for jobs in a field which has a proper name. Of course proper names should be capitalized.
Nov. 28th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
M or m
Just thinking with my fingers here. I usually use these terms as adjectives...medieval art in general but...Medieval Art as a course name or book title. I don't USE Early Modern - that's for you historians.
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Dec. 27th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
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