Proposal: Etiquette

Are historical forms of etiquette to be considered on topic?

For example:

What are the historical forms of medieval etiquette in Greece?

What were the differences in etiquette between the French and English courts of the 13th century?

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If we do consider historical forms of Etiquette, then we will have to include etiquette of various nations from different time periods since etiquette's do undergo subtle/major changes depending upon the social scenario and regime/government. – Mitul Oct 29 '16 at 20:53
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For similar things on other SE sites, converted: the tag historic-etiquette must be included along with appropriate-country/appropriate-region (and if it exists, time-period) in question. This information is then included in the tag description along with the usual briefing. – Nij Oct 30 '16 at 10:46

I don't know that your sample questions are particularly good... they both seem very broad... but, in general, I think historic etiquette should be a valid topic.

I can see this being of value to people writing novels set in historic times or even to role players/SCA enthusiasts.

Good examples might be

  • What was the appropriate way for a person of the merchant class to address French nobility in the 1540s?
  • In the 1300s England, what rules governed where someone was seated when dining at court?
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