10 reasons why the Middle Ages more than now

Monday, February 21, 2011

The darkness was not the dark Ages - the time was, in fact, a good time to live. Here, we see the ten differences between then and now that (subjective of course) better than this era.

10. Low Taxes


UK tax rates in the Middle Ages many varied, depending on the King and what happens in society.

The amount of tax is rarely above 15% but more often sebsar 10%. For most people this time almost one-third or half of the income tax adaalah dibayar.Pajak to support the military and the King, and even in wartime taxes is never excessive.

Taxes are usually paid based on the amount of land owned by you, so people like slaves are often exempt from national tax and paid, instead, the tithe in the form of (usually) of wheat to their landlords.

9. Lifestyle

However, regardless of which class you have, you will live a better lifestyle. By "better" I mean a healthier and easier. If you are noble you will not do the job every day in your life. You will eat delicious food all the time, and will have many activities to keep you busy.

On the other hand, if you are a worker, you will work in your field during the months of summer and laze around during the winter months to wait and enjoy your harvest (after tax you pay for your land owner).

the only real requirement as a worker is that you pay your tithes harvest (usually in wheat) and do some other odd jobs, but, apart from that, you can do whatever you want with your land, and landowners must ensure the protection of criminals and provide for your groceries at the time of famine.

Some workers become very rich through the wise use of their land.

8. Crime

Medieval serial killer to know about 5. Most of you will be able to name three of them: Elizabeth Bathory, Gilled de Rais and Sawney Bean (which may not exist at all).

Now try to name a serial killer of modern times who you know. certainly very banyak.Ada certainly a lot of killings in the Middle Ages, but the average person likely to be victims of homicide rates.

The killer was tried and executed, and those who committed minor crimes are usually humiliated in public or be fined.

The stories we hear from the hands of those who cut his hand for stealing is usually from Eastern countries, or that during the early years of the Middle Ages, when Europeans build itself into a formation that usually we know today.

 7. No builders lobby
Unlike most of our country at this time, no lobbyists, and government (largely controlled by the King) is not vulnerable to supply the policy each year.

In our system when we can expect to see a fairly drastic change in the law where we live every few years - in the Middle Ages you have the same law (with some exceptions) for most of your life.

Life under the King of the wise is very good for law-abiding citizen, and you know that if the King is old, sick, or no more war, tomorrow will be like today.

This stability is something most of us have never known, so it cans be hard to appreciate how much better Than it was the which the present systems have given rise to all manner of bizarre ideas Such as the Fart tax.

This stability is something that is not realized keunggulannnya, so it will be difficult to appreciate how much better system that era than the present system which has led to various kinds of strange ideas like fart tax.

 6. Money is Really Money

Since the end of the gold standard, money was more a concept than kenyataan.Pada Middle Ages, money is money. If you have gold, you have the gold. the current monetary system largely controlled by the International Monetary Fund, and the ability of a nation to print money on demand has led to devaluation of many currencies.
The old adage says money does not grow on trees - but, unfortunately, modern governments do not know that. Food prices are relatively constant (with the exception of during the famine and during the price revolution), and those who do not have to spend half their income pay off debt for things that are not necessary.
In fact, the community took a bad turn in the revival of the so-called, dirty campaign against medieval feudal system in order to get support for a new capital-based system.
Economy based on production is replaced by an economy based on how much gold the King released to the public.
Here is an excerpt from Life Inc.: How corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Bring Back. "Land is no longer something that makes the farmers to grow something, the land becomes an investment, the land becomes an asset for the rich.
Once it becomes more valuable asset as they began to divide and mengkaplingnya, which means people are not allowed to plant something in aatasnya, so that subsistence agriculture is no longer a viable lifestyle.
If you can not do subsistence farming you have to find a job, so you go into town to do work that does not require special skills such as in the factory at a price as cheap as possible.
Then you move your entire family to a location close to work, into poverty, where crowded conditions and poor - a perfect breeding ground for disease and death "!
and to the point of reference, the average wage in the mid 1400s is about 6 cents per day - the equivalent of 130 pounds a day in modern times - compared to the average current in England about 96 pounds per day. 

 5. Living With Longevity and prosperous

People in the Middle Ages it (on average) prosperous. And, contrary to popular belief, they also live longer! In general, people in the Middle Ages who reach age 21 will live only one or two years below the average life expectancy of people today (mid-late sixties.)
Where the idea dead in thirty came from, I do not know, but this myth has given birth to countless other people, such as "facts" people should get married in the early years of their youth because they will die before age panjang.angka infant mortality is higher than today, but, generally, people in the Middle Ages did not have access to medical knowledge as we have now.
And, despite the high mortality rate, most families have children with no planned as a family now, which could potentially lead to reduction in human population, as is already happening in some countries.
As countries of Italy and Russia (as opposed to strange and misunderstandings that the earth is overpopulated). Out of this trend, here is a list of small states is currently in decline in population: Russia, including Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, and Italy.
And here are the nations that will experience a decrease in: Greece, Spain, Cuba, Uruguay, Denmark, Finland, Austria and Lesotho.

4. Beauty
While many people like modern art, many do not. But most appreciate the beauty of traditional art. In the Middle Ages in the West almost everyone has access to at least one or two items of beauty.

Is it a statue, or image in a church or a beautiful tapestry made by members of the family - life is not to be as gray and dull.

Tapestry is a popular pastime in the Middle Ages, and survival of many of their works of art teach us much about history (Bayeux tapestry became the most famous example).

And, even if you do not have access to a rug or a painting, you can see some amazing artwork in the vestments worn by priests at Mass every day, usually of woven material with the addition of gold thread.

3 Knights and Girls

I am pretty sure that nobody will agree with ini.Siapa entries that do not want to live as a knight?

You can kill the enemy in battle, wearing armor and riding a big war - and when you are on the break you can protect the girl-gadia of distress, and if we are to believe the story book, there are many of those who go wandering!

Knights only duty or serve 40 days a year to their lord - after that they will spend their days in the tournament (the battle in the beginning is very dangerous, but then more like games and competitions).

A young man will begin training early knight abilities and will become a full fledged knight between the ages of 16 and 20.

  2. Healthy Food
There are no genetically engineered foods, no chemicals, no intensive farming, need not be labeled "organic".

These are just four of many reasons that medieval food better than what we have today. But, perhaps most importantly, there is no food that tastes as if furnished would be exaggerated because it looks, in order to make it look appealing to the mass of supermarket shopping.

And, contrary to popular belief, people in medieval eating very well. Here is what the BBC said: "The average farmer medieval times, however, willing to eat almost two slices of bread every day, and 8 oz of meat or fish, the average size of a steak.

This will be accompanied by a number of vegetables, including beans, radishes and carrots, and three pints of beer "That's the equivalent of about 3,500 up to 4,000 calories per day (when the average person ate 2700 calories today).

   1. Many Jobs

Middle Ages do not really have a problem of unemployment as it is today. If you are a worker, you cultivate tanah.Jika you're in the middle class that is not mentioned by name, you run a shop or work for God.

If you are a class above, you have hunting fun to do.
In big cities, the cathedral was built much so that most men could work in his capacity. If you really can not work, usually because you are sick or have disabilities. The people who can not work it was guarded by nuns and monks voluntarily - or with their own families if they have sufficient funds to do so.


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