Feudalism of medieval Europe and Asia
In the ninth to the twelve centuries in Europe and Asia there was not a significant power that controlled the land. Instead of a centralized government, both continents had small villages that would gradually gain power and they eventually started to expand for more power and for more land. The state of government that these continents were faces is called feudalism. The three main characters that defined European and Asian feudalism was the art of the time period, the architecture, and the differences of the knights of Europe and the samurai of Asia.
European art at this time can be classified as either gothic or Romanesque. The Romanesque art form simpler than gothic which was popular around the end of the Roman Empire until around 1000 A.D. Gothic then became more prevalent and focused more on detail rather than technique like Romanesque did. Most of the art was also based on Christianity when most people had nothing but religion to keep them going. In Japan however, the majority of art was based on two different ideas which were Buddhism and portraits of those that held power. The paintings that were based on Buddhism were not seen as art, as many believe, but as a visible manifestation of belief. Overall Asian art was a lot more common to people than European art was and the root of Asian art held a much more significant purpose than that of Europe.
Like in art, the architecture of Europe can also be either classified as Romanesque or gothic. Romanesque architecture can be classified by buildings beginning to be built taller than previous structures and the use of the arch becoming more prevalent. They began to add small details to buildings which gradually led to the Gothic architecture style which basically was characterized by even taller buildings and wider arches. Another aspect that became more commonly used however was the use of stained glass. Stained glass was never used in the everyday shops and huts of...