Ap Euro Dbq Sample Essay

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Despite the fact that German Peasant Revolt killed countless people, it strengthened the German authority. Although German Peasant Revolt failed, like Thomas Muntzer stated on his letter to the people of Allstead (Document 7), Germany, France, and Italy gave their full attention to this revolt. There are social, religious, and economic causes that led to this revolt, including, but not limited to humanism, Lutheranism, and inflation, but responses were simple. People either decided that they approve it, disapprove it or it doesn’t matter to them. During the 1300s, there were famine, war, and diseases. Although the famine, war and other diseases affected Europe greatly, black death had even more impact. The idea of humanism emerged because of Black Death. Humanism offered people to think outside the religious box. There were Christian Humanists like Pico della Mirandola, who believed not only in Christ’s ideas, but also people’s will and talent. On Mirandola’s “Oration on the Dignity of Man”, he stated that God gave humans the power to choose what we want to do. Philosophies like humanism, secularism, and individualism inspired …show more content…

The income was declining in this time period, which led to inflation. Moreover, kings asked lords and peasants to pay taxes; peasants had to pay dues as well to their landlords. Labor shortages also led to inflation. While nobles started to bribe and cheat peasants, peasants began to attack monasteries (Document 4). Monasteries were probably attacked because they were fancy, and priests and monks had everything in there. Furthermore, being a peasant was not a choice for peasants. Articles of the Peasants of Memmingen refers to Christ sacrificing blood for both the peasants and the emperor (Document 5). His say is that if God discriminated peasants like people do then he wouldn’t have offered them the same thing as he offered the

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