"Europe has been on road to civilization for a thousand years. The ignorance, ignorance, filth and darkness of medieval Europe may be beyond imagination of countless people. This is worst era in Europe!"
When it comes to medieval Europe, people usually use word "darkness" to describe it. In fact, if you use simple word "darkness" to describe medieval Europe, it's really "overrated".
The thoughts of people in medieval Europe were completely imprisoned by religious institutions. People in medieval Europe were equally poor and hungry. Wars in medieval Europe were even more brutal than in ancient China.
The stench in medieval Europe reached "level 12", noble ladies in medieval Europe even went to toilet in dresses, and enemies attacked cities in medieval European wars and even climbed "shit wall". This is wrong. plot in novel is what actually happened in story.
Darkness in medieval Europe was almost "all-encompassing", not only political darkness, religious darkness, ideological darkness, and even hygiene. Last generations describe dirtiness of medieval Europe as follows: The Middle Ages that have not been washed for thousands of years.A thousand years of darkness
Looking at timeline when all of medieval Western Europe was shrouded in darkness, in pre-Dark Ages of Western Europe, Tang Dynasty was in a golden age of unprecedented prosperity, and in Middle Dark Ages of Western Europe, GDP of Song Dynasty at that time was world's absolute first, in post-dark ages of Western Europe, Mongol army at that time swept across entire Eurasian continent.
To use some metaphors,if China at this time had come to "go to Europe" to "communicate" with Europe in Middle Ages, scene would have been similar to "visit" by Western powers of Qing Dynasty in 19- m century. century. Same scene.
If it is true that China is sending a delegation to communicate with medieval Europe at this time, it is likely that few people will sign up. After all, this hygiene situation in general is not unfriendly!
Although health index of Qing Dynasty was also quite ugly compared to medieval Europe, Qing Dynasty can still confidently say to itself: it is very good.God's will
Medieval Europe was a special period under dual leadership of royal power and religious power. Even speaking, religious power was still superior to royal power. At that time, Europeans mostly believed in Christianity.
Under conditions of many years of ideological imprisonment of religious institutions, Europeans have been completely brainwashed. The values they believe in are consciously programmed and instilled in them by religious institutions.
One sentence It is will of God that can decide everything, this sentence extended Crusade for 200 years, this sentence plunged Europe into darkness for a thousand years, this sentence of Word made Europe dirty for a thousand years.
In thousand-year darkness of medieval Europe, darkness of hygiene seems insignificant, but in fact it is mirror that cost Europe most.
It is precisely because of poor sanitation that The Black Death, "nature's nuclear bomb", periodically haunts Europe for 300 years, killing at least 25 million Europeans.
You know, total population of Europe in Middle Ages was only a few tens of millions of people! This price is a little high!
On other hand, the bleakness of health situation is not due to ideological ignorance. Most Europeans in Middle Ages were illiterate and did not have opportunity to go to school. With a strong religious power, ordinary people did not have access to books at all. Even if they could access books through connections, they were also books used by religious institutions to deceive people.
The lack of education leads to fact that Europeans generally do not have correct judgments, and all their behavior is carried out under guidance of education. As a result, a unique landscape of medieval Europe appeared, it was believed that not taking a bath was best strategy to counter Black Death.
They believe that wearing thick clothing is an effective way to prevent spread of disease. They do not consider it shameful to go to toilet anywhere. I don't think this is an ugly way to pollute environment and spread viruses.wall of shit
The irony is that high heels, originally developed in Europe, were worn by men simply to avoid stepping on toilet articles scattered all over floor, and bewitching perfume is not fashion, but to hide strong body odor.
In addition, European aesthetics in Middle Ages allowed ladies to wear complex and heavy aristocratic skirts, and it took more than an hour to wear such skirts with help of servants. toilet?
Combined with ignorance of hygiene at that time, going to toilet right under skirt was natural. Such absurdity is unimaginable today.
However, in Middle Ages, when "civilization completely retreated", this was a normal phenomenon. There is a very conscientious saying that public toilets are civilization of city. In medieval Europe, civilization of whole society revolved around "religion", and religion is all political correctness. Therefore, there are almost no public toilets and sewerage.
Toilet waste is handled simply and roughly. First, they poured them directly into street. Later, it was calculated that religious people and nobles could not stand heavy smell, so they came up with a new way - directly dumped into river, directly poured from city wall.
Over time, this also caused city wall to become a "shit wall". It is said that this also caused a joke. After enemies attacked city wall, they found that their bodies stink.
There are also rumors that at that time, in order to suppress royal power, religious power often provoked medieval countries to attack each other. too strong.Black Death
When it comes to "thousands of years without washing" in medieval Europe, we have to mention Black Death. In terms of modern science, reason why Black Death caused tens die millions of deaths.
One of reasons, of course, was that medical science and technology were backward at that time, and on other hand, it was because Europeans in Middle Ages did not pay much attention to hygiene. drains and sewers, and know how to isolate, then Black Death will certainly not cause such exaggerated consequences.
The sad thing is that in that era when religion controlled everything, they always tried to use "empty" religious power to cure Black Death and used wrong methods and concepts such as not bathing and bloodletting to counter Black Death.
Hygiene is an important part of human civilization. Precisely because Europe in Middle Ages was a dark and regressive era, there were ladies who went to toilet right in skirts, people who did not take a bath, and toilets that went straight to street .Many magical and inharmonious "pictures that won't wash away for a thousand years" like a city wall splashing on a river. It took Europeans a thousand years to break through darkness.