OpenStudy (anonymous):

Beowulf and The Divine Comedy are similar in that both works are written in an early version of Italian dramatized events from the lives of everyday people influenced the development of the language in which they were written are still widely read today in their original form

OpenStudy (anonymous):

The Black Death contributed to the growth of the arts by decimating the population, leaving the survivors wealthier giving artists a universal subject to depict strengthening the control of the Church forcing people to spend more time indoors, where they could work on art

OpenStudy (kingofhou):

Influenced the development of the language in which they were written. Decimating the population, leaving the survivors wealthier.