If I was forced to live in either eras, it would have to be the late middle ages. This was the time when great changes (changes that still affect us to this day) occurred. It was time of discovery, and it was time when people began to question the world around them. Modern scientists, explorers, artists and leaders (who started to dabble in the long-dead concept of democracy and eventually would revive it) emerged from a broken system that couldn't find answers for the disastrous Black Plague. They set out to find their own answers and forever changed the world.