Capitalism, religion and the emergence of a new class in the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages come alive again in an old friary church in Ghent from 17 June to 1 January! Curious about how they worked, painted and enjoyed themselves in those days? Enter the friary door and take a look around The Birth of Capitalism, an exhibition with masterpieces of mediaeval art.
The world belongs to the adventurous
The exhibition’s full title is “The Birth of Capitalism. The Golden Age of Flanders”. More or less everyone knows that a great deal changed in the Middle Ages. However, a lot of questions remain about why this was such a ‘golden age’ and what role Flanders played in it. Answers to many of these questions become self-evident as you walk round the exhibition at the Caermersklooster. This was the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the Middle Ages – the epicenter of the technological, industrial and trade world.