The Legacy of the Middle Ages

The era of the Middle Ages is long gone. However, it should not be forgotten that it was in the Middle Ages that the foundation of the modern world was laid.

The Middle Ages largely changed the map of Europe, since most European and Asian states arose. European nations were formed and languages ​​were formed, on which the continent’s population speak until now. The history of many modern European peoples – English, Bulgarians, Spaniards, Germans, Poles, Russians, Serbs, Hungarians, Ukrainians, French, Czechs and others – originates precisely in the Middle Ages.

In the Middle Ages, the first parliaments and jury trials arose. New yuroks have grown up, which have become major centers of craft and trade. Castles and temples, churches and monasteries were erected. In the Middle Ages, modern world religions were established: Christianity in Europe, Buddhism and Islam in the East. An example of religious companionship and fortitude became great saints and


In the Middle Ages, the works of many ancient thinkers returned from east to west. East great caliphates, distant India, mysterious China – gave the world the philosopher Confucius, the doctor Avicenna, the writer Kalidas, the fairy tale “A Thousand and One Nights”, etc.

In medieval Europe there is a revival of cultural life: schools and universities were opened. As is known, the Middle Ages gave mankind outstanding scientists and thinkers, talented writers and painters, architects and sculptors, brave travelers and heroes. It was in the Middle Ages that people began to use the decimal system of account, mechanical clock, compass, firearm, paper, printing press, window glass, scissors, buttons, glasses. A medieval man discovered America and was convinced that the Earth was still spherical.

Consequently, the Middle Ages left us a huge heritage, the study of which is necessary for understanding the past and understanding the present.

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The Legacy of the Middle Ages