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Justice in the Medievil & Early Modern West

Did the changes in Western culture caused by the Renaissance, Reformation, and discovery of the Americas result in a more or less just society? At what points and in which places did people try to establish more just social, political and economic systems, and to what extent were they successful? (750 words).

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Did the changes in Western culture caused by the Renaissance, Reformation, and discovery of the Americas result in a more or less just society? At what points and in which places did people try to establish more just social, political and economic systems, and to what extent were they successful? (750 words).

Changes in Western culture caused by the Renaissance, Reformation and the discovery of the Americas' resulted in a more just society for some while others would suffer the consequences of the imperialistic pursuits of Western culture. Prior to the Renaissance in Europe, many people lived as peasants with the Catholic Church and monarchs possessing all the power and money within society. This meant that most people were impoverished and lived as subjects to either the church or to monarchs without many rights or much prosperity. There wasn't a just society in Europe or other Western countries, but in contrast many other areas of the world had a more just approach to their societies in comparison to Western monarchies in Europe.

In addition to the unjust paradigms set forth by the monarch, many religions suffered from persecution prior to ...

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