14th Century France Cultral Values

By:Allison Davis


In the 14th century the "sun King" or Louis X1V ruled as King. Louis X1V "manged to eleminate the remnants of under an absolute monarch, a system that would endure until the Freanch Revolution and beyond." In the 14th century there was the revolution in 1789, and there was the Renaissance in 1500. Also before the Black Death the population in France grew to 17 million. There were several struggles of France in the 14th century like the Hundred Years' War with England , along with the Black Death, Viking invasion, and the house of Valois. "The crisis of the 14th century led to the convening an advisory assembly, the estates general, and also to an effective end to Serfdom."

France was a good cultural producer which created the transition of Romanesque architecture to gothic architecture ; medieval universities, Montpellier, Toulouse , and Orleans.After the recovery of the Black Death , the other half -century was jeopardized by conflicts like the Italian war in 1494-1559, that war was when "France efforts ended in increased power of the Habsburg holy roman emperors of Germany ." In 1302 on July 11th the Battle of the Golden Spurs : Flemish defeated a French force. On November 29,1314 Philip 1V died and his oldest son,Louis X, became king, but sadly on June 5,1316 Louis X died because of positing so his brother Philip V appointed regent . When Louis X died his wife was already pregnant and the child was born on November 15,1316 but once again he died 5 days later so Philip V became king of France. On September 19,1356 the major battle of the Hundred Years' War called Battle of Pointers happened. For a while the French rulers that the kingdoms have natural borders. There was discussion of the size of France and it complicated between lands owned by the kings and lands owned by the another King . Also in the 14th century French Jews sadly suffered a lot during this time. There were some economic and democratic problems like argricultral expansion that lost most of the gains that were made in the 12th and 13th centries. In the 14th century there wads lot of urbanization. Paris was the largest city in Europe with a amixing population of 200,000 and more at the end of the century.

Connection to present day

Ebola is some what like the Black Death except now a days we have medicine to prevent this and we are being very cautious. The 14th century is seen today because there are several museums about the several battles of the hundred year war and several other iconic 14th century France history. For instint the bombing in Paris France shows now there are still some battles that France has to face. Also a similarity is we still deal with outrageous illness that can end up killing a lot of people. A similarity is we have political leader issues as well like in the 14th century they went through several leaders so they had a political crisis. Even though the 14th century was a while ago there is still a hint of Cultral like now is now a popular tourist destination because of its outstanding history.


The 14th century has positively influenced society;like when the Black Death occurred we realized that we need better medicine. The 14th century might have gave the world a shock with the outrageous disease if the Black Death. "The French Revolution had a major impact on Europe and the new world." France lost thousands of men because of emigration. After the Freanch revolution people had power of voice and there were no more kings and that is a great impact. There was a long impact of shaped politics, society, religion and ideas. A lot of times to get away with political tension French individuals would go to a neighboring country and sadly that is not the greatest impact. Also there is a federal system which is a awesome impact.

Fun facts

  • Louis XIX was king for just 20 minutes
  • The Lovre was converted as a royal palace
  • The louvre museum holds the Mona Lisa
  • If you spent 30 seconds in the louvre in would take you 3 months to finish the whole museum
  • In the 14th century there was a population of 80 to 90 percent of peasants

Event-The Black Death

The Black Death started in Europe by sea when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the sidlian port of Messina. The people on the ship realized that many of the sailors were dead or were il. They called this the Black Death because the people were covered in black boils that oozed blood and pus. The authorities tried to get the ships off harbor but it was the too late. In 5 years the Black Death killed more than 20 million people in Europe and a third of the contents population. This Black Death was incredibly contagious and that's why it got to so many people killed. What was weird about this is that a perfectly healthy person could be dead the next day


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