During the late Middle Ages, Europe suffered from both war and plague. Those who survived wanted to celebrate life and the human spirit. This new spirit led to a “rebirth” of learning and culture (Greek and Roman) known as the Renaissance. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread north throughout Europe.
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The Renaissance was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages and was associated with great social change.
The Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. The Black Death would kill more than 20 million people in Europe—almost one-third of the continent’s population.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted approximately from the 5th to the late 15th centuries. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and transitioned into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery.