Had the plague not taken root, Europe would have progressed immensely in terms of its civilization. Europe would have accumulated taxes from the people who died. This would have helped the continent start projects that would have increased its economy. The plague reduced the birth rate in Europe. If this could not happen, Europe would have accumulated enough human resource that could help the continent rise economically. Key areas of the economy in Europe such as, production agriculture, manufacturing, technology and industry could have improved considerably if the Black Death could not occur. The prices of goods today have not increased by a high margin because the continent made no progress economically for a whole century (Mankiw 409).
The conclusion for my essay is that with all of the research that I have done to see what the lives were like for women during the Medieval Period, I have found that their lives did seem extremely hard and unfair. To justify why this may have been, many would say Christianity. Eve was perceived as the trouble maker and then there was the impurity that many men thought women had because of menstrual cycles. While Christianity might have played a role as to why men thought they could treat women this way, it also provided protection for women as well. It did not allow divorce for any given reason (as it is today). It also did not allow the men to kill their wives. Sure they were able to beat them within an inch of their life but at least they did get to keep their life. There were some kings that treated women fairly and had a great deal of respect for them but there were not a lot of them.