Ancient Greece And Modern Medieval Europe

1686 WordsDec 7, 20167 Pages
Many historians and scientists regard Europe as completely devoid of interest in the history of science. Contemptuously, medieval Europe is most often referred to as the “Dark Ages,” the epithet clearly illustrating the struggles of the time period and disdain for this part of history. The modern perception of medieval society is overwhelmingly dominated by a skewed interpretation of a barbaric, war-torn civilization barely surviving through suffrage of plague and poverty that stifled nearly every aspect of development. Spanning from 500 to 1400 AD medieval Europe stands as a pale, superstitious shadow of the Greek and Roman ages of reason and high philosophy. Undoubtedly, the golden era of prosperity that preceded this time is much of the reason why Europe struggled for many years after its collapse, and additionally, why many historians view it as such an unimpressive time period. Possibly one of the most popularly known time periods in all of history, the Roman Empire established itself with a long list of progressive accomplishments in just about every aspect of its society. A culmination of Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic period, the Roman Empire’s innovatory nature fostered continuously advancing developments, especially in the sciences. Scientific achievements range from major architectural developments to progress in astronomy, mathematics and medicine. However, despite the number of scientific advances, it is hard to argue against almost completely irrefutable
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