Emma Marriott

The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks

Emma Marriott is a freelance writer and editor whose previous works for Michael O'Mara Books include I Used to Know That: History and Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong.
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    The Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, was a cultural and philosophical movement underpinned by a belief in the power of reason
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    The drastic population decline brought about by the Black Death also brought huge social and economic changes. A shortage of labour and more available land, particularly in Western Europe, increased the bargaining power of the peasant worker. Uprisings among the peasantry increased and by the sixteenth century, serfdom (a type of bonded labour) had largely disappeared in places like England, although it remained a feature of Eastern Europe and Russia, areas less affected by the Black Death
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    Increasing theological and political differences between the Byzantine Eastern Churches and the Western Roman Church led to a final and permanent separation between the two in 1054, a watershed in Church history known as the Great Schism (or East–West Schism).

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