Middle Ages vs. The Renaissance (The Middle Ages (Culture (Culture in the…
Middle Ages vs. The Renaissance
The Renaissance was a cultural movement. Culture spread rapidly around europe. Art was huge in the renaissance and this helped culture expand. Social and political accomplishments also had a contribution.
Many religious leaders including popes were focused on government issue. This didn't stop the spread of the Catholic Church which was thriving on money from the poor.
Italy was divided into many different city-states, each with their own government. Some city-states were ruled by despots while others were republics.
Money was never tight during the renaissance. Trading was such a huge way of earning money for the city-states. Expanding the trades routes was a common way of making sure there was a direct and safe path. Also, banks ensured everyone had some money.
The Middle Ages
Culture in the Middle Ages was chaotic and lawless. Almost nobody had any education so being able to bring everyone under one ´roof´ was almost impossible. Some people didn't agree with the need for any culture.
Religion didn't have as much effect in the middle ages as you might think. People were more worried about staying alive and disease free. Now this doesn't mean nobody worshipped and nobody prayed; there was some level of religion. Christianity was hugely respected.
As for government, the Middle Ages was all about the feudal system. The feudal system was a method of organizing people by their class. It generally went like this: pope, king, nobles, knights, merchants, and peasants
Economics was a huge support system for Europe. Trading was huge so the need for more trade routes was an issue. Also, banks were used in the Middle ages, especially the Medici family. They provided money for mostly Italy but also supported artists and their works.