Whispering Secrets to a Dark Age

  • Paul Edward Dutton
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


To my ear one of the most beautiful of all Latin words is the onomatopoeic susurrus, whispering, which evokes in me a measure of regret over the loss of so many medieval mutterings and airy thoughts that would, had they survived, have promised (though that too, I realize, is an illusion) to complete us and make what we do whole. Or is history like the courtroom where hearsay should be dismissed as untestable evidence by responsible weighers of fact?


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