Effects Of Without The Renaissance

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Without The Renaissance, Where Would We Be? Although many people think the Renaissance period is simply an era of rebirth, it ultimately shaped the world into what we know today. What is the significant effect of the Renaissance? P.J. O’Rourke stated “Not much was really invented during the Renaissance, if you don’t count modern civilization.” This statement refers to the vast amount of advances made during the period. The long-lasting achievements in technology, science, mathematics, geography, and philosophy is the reason the Renaissance era is what sparked the advancement of civilization. The term renaissance originates from the French word renaistre, which is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “to be born again; rebirth”. It …show more content…
The Black Death lasted abruptly, hit Europe and continuously spread throughout the country between 1347 to 1350. It was a mysterious disease which by the end of it’s severity had wiped out about one third of Europe’s population. Living conditions during these trying times are unbearable. “The Black Death describes the small villages in detail focusing on how polluted it was and that the “cramped houses composed of sticks, mud, and straw roofs made it easy for rats to invade and built nests.” (“The Black Death,” par. 17). Prior to the spread in Europe there was a system which honored monarchs and degraded the lower class. This was the feudal system which separated the social classes into ranked titles. For example, there is a king who rules the entire kingdom, while other titles are simply at his disposal, including dukes, counts, knights, and worst of all serfs - one who works on the lord’s …show more content…
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