After the Black Death in Europe, It Is Time for a New Beginning

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Late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century Europe are classified by a time of change and the start to new beginnings. The Black Death left all of Europe in shambles and in a state of extreme disorder. The population decreased dramatically and the economic, social and political state was extremely hindered. Through the reformation and renaissance Europe finally began to somewhat recover from this catastrophe. This time of change became a cultural movement all across Europe that began to reform and mend the problems that the people were dealing with. Social changes were made regarding the hierarchy in society. Political changes were made regarding the ruling of the city-states. And economic changes were made regarding available jobs …show more content…
Late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century Europe are classified by a time of change and the start to new beginnings. The Black Death left all of Europe in shambles and in a state of extreme disorder. The population decreased dramatically and the economic, social and political state was extremely hindered. Through the reformation and renaissance Europe finally began to somewhat recover from this catastrophe. This time of change became a cultural movement all across Europe that began to reform and mend the problems that the people were dealing with. Social changes were made regarding the hierarchy in society. Political changes were made regarding the ruling of the city-states. And economic changes were made regarding available jobs and the selling of products. These changes are individually positive steps for Europe in recovering from the Black Death. But, problems arise when all these changes are put together and because of how drastic these changes are. It’s not that people are necessarily against these changes as a whole, but they simply don’t know what to make of them. In Utopia, More speaks of a perfect society where there are rules to deal with all economic, social and political problems that may appear. For those that had problems with the way Europe was changing in the 15th and 16th centuries, More made up Utopia to show that what was occurring was not as bad as it seemed. In regards to social standings within a community it was becoming much easier to
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