Jorge J. Perez’s Blog
As one of the world’s most prominent religions, Christianity has had significant influence over most regions, reaching every major continent and finding places in culture, art, and politics. Many practicing Christians, as well as members of other religions, may not fully know the history of Christianity’s origins or its development over time. While knowing the history of Christianity may not be essential in everyday life, being aware of how it came to be the major religion it is today can help shed light onto why it is so popular in countries around the globe.
Medicine has not always been as precise and scientific as it is today. Still, throughout the ages, professionals in the health field have made countless discoveries and conceived innumerable inventions that have not only changed the course of history but also improved the general understanding of health, medicine, and the human body.
Over the course of history, infectious diseases have proven to be fatal at a large scale due to existing societal conditions and a lack of sufficient medical knowledge or supplies. While some plagues are better known than others, they have all left a mark on the world following their spread of panic and death.
Vikings are often remembered for their ways of battle and exploration. As seafaring Scandanavians, these associations are founded. However, there was much more to Viking society that contributed to their lasting impact on history. From the dynamics of their civilization, their culture, and, of course, their warrior nature, Vikings comprised a dynamic society that bred strong, noble individuals who made their home in the north.
By the 12th century, western Europe had established itself as a formidable conglomeration of powerful feudal kingdoms. With religious reform, economic prosperity, military success, and developments in changing government structures, the first few centuries for western Europe provided the right environment for a war based on religious beliefs.
Over the course of history, religions have taken different forms. In the modern era, there are a few predominant religions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and more, but in ancient times, more religions existed among different groups of people. The number of polytheistic religions, or belief systems that entailed the worship of multiple deities, was also significantly higher than what is practiced today.
In ancient times, war was commonplace as civilizations and empires sought to expand their territory and conquer their enemies. All of the wars that occurred in antiquity resulted in casualties and political changes, but some wars were so decisive, they changed the course of history.
All forms of public execution served to demonstrate the power of the governing authority and deter criminals from breaking the law. Many of the methods used for execution in the Middle Ages were designed to be painful and cruel because of this reason.
The nature of worship varies across time and location, but one common feature of ancient religions was that of human sacrifice.
Politically motivated and designed to cause tension, panic, and change, the assassinations of world leaders, governing individuals, and other influential figures have been conducted throughout the course of history. From ancient civilizations to modern societies, assassinations have shaken the world and shifted political climates in all nations.