Legacy of the Middle Ages

People study the past in order to better understand the present, make fewer annoying mistakes and, as far as possible, foresee the future. But does the Middle Ages have any relation to the present? It turns out, has, and the most direct.

It was in the Middle Ages that modern states and peoples appeared in Europe, their languages, cultures, peculiarities of thinking and behavior were formed. At the same time, modern interstate borders were defined. However, the Middle Ages brought a lot of long international and religious disputes to the European nations, which were then settled and then flared up again.

In the Middle Ages, the first European schools and universities appeared, many of which have survived to this day. The Middle Ages marked the beginning of the great era of book printing. In the economic life of many modern European peoples there are still traces of medieval forms of management. In the Middle Ages, Europe became Christian. There was a Catholic and Orthodox church, a theological thought developed. In the East, the Muslim world was formed. Look closely at the streets and squares of many modern cities. How much they preserved the medieval monuments! This is the urban development, and the architecture of many buildings, primarily churches, city halls with their sculptures, icons, stained glass windows. A lot of subjects of medieval literature revived in contemporary literature and cinema. So, the Middle Ages left us a tangible inheritance.

Town Hall – the building in which the city government was located.

Stained glass – a picture of colored glass in the windows of cathedrals and town hall.

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Legacy of the Middle Ages