Psychology 102

Psychology 102

Change is inevitable and can have many causes and effects on society and life in general. We are able to witness these changes in early European society when we look back and see that because of the Bubonic Plague the intellectual, diplomatic, and social ways of thinking evolve from Medieval forms into the beautiful Renaissance, and modern society as we know it.
The intellectual changes seen in these hard times during the Plague are evident in how people thought about the church, and how humanism began to take hold. First people began to lose faith in the Catholic Church when the Pope was kidnapped and Princes began to govern their own cities. This change in power increased the wealth of these Princes and bankers started to make trade quicker with the invention of the check. Although, the Pope being kidnapped was an extremely big reason people lost faith in the Catholic Church and turned towards humanism it was not the only factor. During the Bubonic Plague priests would go to the homes of people sick with the plague and bless their souls so they could get safely into heaven, but the priests would then catch the plague and inevitably perish. Without the priests blessing peoples souls before they died no one could get into heaven so people started not believing in the power of the church. Because people stopped believing and paying taxes to the church, the church lost a ton of its power to the Princes and people began to study science rather than trust that God does everything and controls everything.
There were many diplomatic changes during this time. The most important of these changes is how battle slowed and almost came to a halt. The Bubonic Plague decimated armies and the economy that funded wars. With no one to wage wars and no way to fund the production of weapons for the remaining troops, wars such as the 100 year war began to slow down and at a time almost came to a dead standstill. Without wars, countries that were before, at each other’s...