Thanks so much!!! I like to think that opening more doors into the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, rather than closing them off, leaves much more room for creativity, imagination, and exploration in the works that human beings create. Looking at art from the past through fresh eyes can really inspire people to create new and ever better works of art and literature than ever before.
I think that learning and interacting with History in a new way also changes the way we live and act towards each other. Knowing your history and feeling that connection with the past can only inspire respect and empathy towards the self, and towards other people, which is why it’s guarded so jealously by some people who feel like they “own” it. No one person is inherently more deserving of that than another.