THE MIDDLE AGES WERE NOT ONLY AS MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER THEM, The middle…
THE MIDDLE AGES WERE NOT ONLY AS MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER THEM
The middle ages lasted 1016 years. Started with
the fallof roman empire and ended in the discovery of america.
In that time a lot of events happened
Its impossible that during that time everyone
thought and believed the same
It was not only european
Not only a time of crusades and war between civilizations
Christians, Jewish arabs etc communicated through science
Not only a dark age
This dark age only happened between the fall of rome and the new millenium
Barbarian invasions: Abandoned cities, a lot of killing, death and abandone of crops, techniques of mineral and metal extraction were lost
Because of all the religious beliefs death and hell was a common topic in peoples mind-.
Rediscovery and use of light and color in architecture and art.
The middle ages did not ignore classical culture
Even though a lot of texts were destroyed, a lot more survivied.
This knowledge was kept in monasteries because barbarians respected them and they had tall walls.
Knowledge was difficult to get because it was kept in monasteries and to copy a book it needed to be made by hand.
The middle ages did not reject science
Even though religion was very strong not all people believed in flat earth for example.
Some people did believe the earth is a sphere and they even made experiments to prove it.
This can be seen in dante´s comedy were he writes things that prove he believed that the earth is a sphere
The middle ages was not a time only of mystics and puritans
People loved spiritually and physically, they had parties and carnivals.
Even comedies and stories about prohibited and very explicit love stories were made.
The middle ages were very long