Comparative Essay on Medieval Japan and Medieval Europe

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Medieval Europe and Medieval Japan were started around the same time, but did they have the same ideas going for them. They were on nearly opposite sides of the globe, with totally different culture, language, architecture, rituals, religions and absolutely no contact at all. Even though they had all his dividing them they still had the same basic medieval social structure. Medieval and Medieval Europe were simular in a surprising amount of ways. Soldiers have been a big part of medieval life for both cultures but the differences in their armies are quite small. For instance the Europeans and the Japanese both had infantry and cavalry units, armour and could hold positions of power in the social structure. Women in those times as well were quite simular for example they were valued lower than men, they do different work compared to men depending on the social class and were almost exchanged as currency in wedding contracts. Castles were a sign of power in both cultures and they both had the same general idea keep good people in and keep bad people out, they both had defences like slits in the walls for arrows to be shot out of as well. Religion was everywhere in both countries and they were both monotheistic with the belief in only one god, simular also was that they both built places of worship for them in this case Europe build churches while the Japanese built temples. Although around the same time these two great nations had their differences of a vast amount. Soldiers were the backbone of both of the countries but the Japanese soldiers were a lot more disciplined and respectful the malevolent European knights. Women were both a part of the different medieval periods but had their Fair share of differences too, for instance in Japan women could hold positions of power a feat not done with European women, and women could become Samurai were as European women

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