zauberdachs wrote:Just an observation, but if something is a one in a million occurrence but it's is attested in history then it is still historical. It might not be generic to the time period but it's still historical and provable.
Interesting though about the underlying point that Re-enactment should focus on the generic as this gives the most accurate impression of the time period and is therefore more historically accurate.
I'd prefered to use the word common over generic because generic implies that just because you are doing something common that you can't do it with a lot of specifics.
One of the reasons for this is that if you do lots of different events in different places the something specific might not be appropriate. Also as I said above when you do something specific the specifics are really important. When you do something common the specifics can be fudged much more easily.