Religion and Economy in Medieval Europe and Japan

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Religion and Economy in Medieval Europe and Japan Social Hierarchy after Urbanization Religion did not have as much of an impact on daily life and the overall development of Japan as it did Europe. For instance the maximum of the wars were fought for wealth or power, not religion, but what it did do was influence certain features. The people in Japan stuck to their original Shinto religion when Buddhism was involuntary forced on them, but soon after they discovered Zen Buddhism; a practice that was more focused on a personal experience and enlightenment. This new religion created a general focused awareness in Japan, but also influenced culture and the arts, for example Noh Theater, which was known for its precise and restricted movements. …show more content…

The Magna Carta, alike to the bill of rights and the constitution, gave power to the people and listed their rights. This introduced the first parliament, and could be thought of as the beginning of democracy. Feudalism in Japan was like to Europe's but there are a some differences. The top three parts of the pyramid were the same, the lower class was different. Japan put the status of peasants higher than merchants, because peasants and

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