The Culture Epoch Theory Reflection
How does the era of the Middle Ages reflect the Culture Epoch Theory in which society goes from chaos to adjustment to balance?
Chaos is when there is no common understanding of reality for the majority of the people over a significant period of time. Adjustment is when artists, philosophers, theologians, musicians, architects, etc. give form to the chaos. Then leaders, academics, businessmen, and students study what they have created and give society form. Balance is when there is a common understanding of reality for the majority of people. Inevitably, society falls into chaos and the cycle begins again.
Give 3 specific examples of art, architecture, literature, and/or sculpture for each era starting with the Chaos that ensues after the fall of Rome in the early period , Adjustment in the Romanesque, and finally Balance in the Gothic. Chaos will ensue again when the Black Death kills between 1/3 and 1/2 of the entire population of Europe.
Go to your “Online Texts and Images” at the bottom of your toolbar and check out the “Report on the Cause of the Plague” by the University of Paris Medical Faculty, October 1348 as well as images that pertain. Be sure to include a Works Cited and citations in MLA formatting and save your file as a Word document. Italicize the titles of artworks and submit through the link provided here.