The 14th century was an

The 14th century was an era of great crisis for Europe; the Hundred Years war, the plague and the disorder in the Catholic Church all shook people’s faith in authorities and religion.

In this dark period Europeans desired a new start, or in other words a cultural rebirth.. This cultural rebirth was named ” The Renaissance” which gives meaning in French “rebirth” The people who gave this name also thought there was a clear distinction between Dark Ages and their century. They coined the terms “modern” and “ancient” and saw Middle Ages as a long break from enlightment.

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In addition to that, according to the City University of New York at Brooklyn, “immense hunger for learning about classical antiquity was reborn” after the Middle Ages.


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