The Middle Ages And The 19th Century Essay

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From the 14th to the 18th century, the world experienced significant changes. Each century was defined by it’s own intellectual developments, varying from music and art, to politics and economics. From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, certain ideas and beliefs were sources of different conflicts and resolutions that impacted western culture forever.
The 13th and 14th centuries, known as the Late Middle Ages, were a time of struggle. Politically, this time period was a mess. The hundred years war between England and France was arduous. The war wasn’t necessarily the bloodiest, but the economical impact was substantial. High taxes and inflation combined with the arrival of the Bubonic Plague caused tremendous hardships. Throughout the middle ages, the church had total control over the state. Though in the late middle ages, the power of the state grew and conflicts began between the states and the church. For an average person, this conflict did not affect them. Ordinary people still had little control over their lives. The poor remained poor and the wealthy remained wealthy. In religion, the Great Schism caused a separation between papal support around Europe. England and the Holy Roman Empire supported Pope Urban VI while France and Spain supported Pope Clement VII. While Catholicism was still the dominant religion in Europe, Islam began to appear in the european countries from the turkish and middle eastern states. However not everything was bad during the middle…

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