Category talk:Early modern authors

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Lovecraft and Agatha Christie[edit]

Why are Lovecraft and Agatha Christie in this category? This category is not included in the editable text of their pages, and neither of them published anything in this era; they were 9 years old when it was over. -- 00:42, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

The era categories are automatically added by {{author}} based on the given dates of birth and death. —{admin} Pathoschild 01:14:36, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Humm, the problem is that the definition of "Early Modern" used here is very odd, and is inconsistent with standard historical usage. The "Early modern period" normally refers to the 16th-17th century, but can be extended to cover some of the 18th century. At the very latest it can be considered to end in 1800. No-one refers to Tennyson, for example, as an "early modern" author. There seems to be a confusion between the "modern era" and "modernism" here. 13:22, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

This usage is, as stated, completely out of line with normal historical usage. Wikipedia itself says that the Early Modern Period refers to 1500-1800. The Nineteenth Century in its entirety is very much a part of the Modern era. This division renders the distinctions meaningless.unsigned comment by (talk) .