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"Europe in the 15th century was very different to Europe today".

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"Europe in the 15th century was very different to Europe today" I do believe that Europe in the 15th century was different to present day Europe, mainly because of technological advances, freedom of speech, advances in the way people thought, acted and what they believed in. There are many differences between 15th century Europe and present day Europe, such as the way religion played an important part in the day to day running of people's lives. The church was heavily involved within the local community and provided many services for the community such as medical care, sanctuary and education to some. Nowadays people don't get that involved in the church, many people consider themselves Christians although they rarely attend church and don't follow the teachings of the bible as their counterparts in the 15th century would have. The church also has changed; there are many different branches of the church whereas there was only really one main one in the 15th century. I believe that because of corruption in the Roman Catholic church and the fact it resulted in people worshiping in groups at home, just as they would've if they still attended church, they learnt about their religion in their own way, this I believe lead to people interpreting Christianity differently leading to "splinter" churches. ...read more.


Although there are still some places and people who feel women will always be inferior to men and that it should stay that way. If you look at a map of 15th century Europe and a map of Europe now you can see major changes. There was a large country called "The Empire" this consisted of what we now call the Netherlands, Milan, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech republic, part of Poland and part of Croatia. Poland was much larger in the 15th century it was also known as Poland-Lithuania, this is now known as Poland, part of Lithuania, Relarus, part of the Ukraine, part of Croatia, part of Romania, and Moldova. Hungary then is now known as Hungary, part of Croatia, Slovak republic, and part of Romania. A large country called the ottoman empire, which was under Muslim rule, consisted of what we now call part of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzagova, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, part of Romania, part of Turkey. There was also the Crimean Tatars, which are now part of the Ukraine and a part of Russia. Spain was split into four countries known as Castile, Aragon, Navarre and the Muslim ruled Granada. France was also smaller than it is now. ...read more.


I believe that even though we have advanced in so many different ways and the outline of Europe has also changed since the 15th century, in some ways we haven't technically changed. I mean even though we don't depend upon our agriculture to survive, we do depend on other countries to have a good harvest and to keep up their agriculture to get the foods that we need. So technically we do still depend on agriculture to survive. Even though religion isn't part of our lives as much as it used to be, in some parts of Europe religion is still an important part of life i.e. in Italy religion is tremendously important, in Ireland religion to is very important. Even though we don't catagorise people on how close they are to God, we do still rank people so in some retrospect that hasn't changed. Depending on how you look at it depends on how you view if we've changed. If you class change as major things like turning our backs on the church or treating everyone as equals no matter how close to god or how wealthy they are then no we haven't changed really. But if you class change as not being as religiously involved, or being treated equal no matter what sex you are, or education received then yes we have changed. ...read more.

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