Many people might be shocked to know that in the Middle Ages much less medieval states prevailed than is generally assumed.The Middle Ages were more rational, more humane and more prosperous than the period thereafter, the 16th and 17th centuries.
Witch persecutions hardly took place in the Middle Ages.In fact, the church did not condemn the witchcraft itself, but it had to be in witchcraft. The Great Witch persecutions had been held in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, after the Middle Ages. In the same sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the position of women was also deteriorating as well as the position of people “soaking” the norm.
Cities did not have sewage.Poo and Plas landed in a kind of open gutters on the street. Sometimes people tied some sort of wooden blocks under their shoes to not get too dirty.
A lot of urine was used.Almost all clothing was made of wool. Wool was treated with urine to make it better suited for clothing.
We would find life in the city very dirty.
Knights were indeed wast.If they feel like it. But the quilted clothes worn under their armor were not washed. Which was perfectly custom made and would shrink or stretch by washing.
Of course, such a thick layer of dust is also good at absorbing things.So that’s gonna stink well after a while.
There was no toilet paper.So you were supposed to clean your left hand. That hand could not be used while eating again.
Some wealthy nobles and kings even had someone special in service, who did that cleaning for them.Talked about weird jobs!
Castles are probably not much better.
Ordinary people lived very very easily.A house might only have one or two rooms. Everyone slept in the same departure. Most people went to sleep when it was dark: there was just nothing to do at all. No music. No movie. And no internet at all. Some would find this very shocking;-)
There is a reasonably lurid theory behind the name of a medieval weapon.What also says about living conditions in a kingdom in conflict. The weapon the “Good Day” The theory of the coming off of the name. Is that Guild members went down the streets of the castle. And everyone greet with good day and if they atwoorde with a French accent they were just clubbing down.
For anyone who sent the normal verdict sorry for the late change I’m sitting very often on the English page of Quora sorry for the inconvenience
Memento Mori: death was seen as a companion of the middle-century: Sometimes he came along, and bite someone in the butt.The infant mortality rate was enormous and although people were old (especially in the higher classes) there were also many illnesses and injuries that were fatal. After all, antibiotics were not, nor is health insurance. There were also no social facilities so if you were chronically incapacitated then you became dependent on your family.
Pneumonia and TB made large amounts of casualties, while when you stepped into a rusty nail and the wound was going to infect your chances were also much worse.If you broke something then it was put without anesthesia and if you had happiness healed it reasonably. If you were unlucky you were disabled forever and if you had no family that could take care of you, an outcast in society. The rich ate too fat and too unilateral but the poor were chronically malnourished with all the consequences of that (for example the disease noma).
Mental ailments and disorders were also not acknowledged and there were not even any dolhouses.I don’t know what happened to you, I think your family took care of you, or in the most extreme cases that you were wandering and killed (in the Middle Ages you had little chance of survival alone). Or that you would be being by superstitious villagers who believed you had been possessed by the devil.
This undoubtedly led to a stoic resignation that would bring us the shivering over the back, in addition to the fact that so many things that are now healed were fatal.
It depends on the country:
- Hygiene of life and food, health status, infant mortality, life expectancy;
- Corporal punishment and the death penalty;
- Slavery: How much in Europe where it was almost removed during the Middle Ages (serfdom is very different);
- Polygamy: At the beginning of the Middle Ages still existed in Europe in countries that are not yet christianious, see recently Christianious.
The marriage “more Danico” needs several generations to disappear under the French Viking of Normandy;
Another wonderful era for the Amerindians…
- The religious practice;
- Women and men bathe naked in the rivers, without Pudibonry (and in many countries later, until the 17th or 18th centuries)
- The number of murders;
- The ‘ private War rights ‘;
- Society divided into orders, itself very hierarchically;
- Nevertheless with mutual duties.
The “wonnious” idea that gives money almost all rights but almost no duty required was not yet invented. “Noblesse oblige” was a recognized value, despite individual offenses.
Etc.List Far from full