They were intellectually more civilized since Europe was in the Dark Ages, but both sides were pretty hide on the barbaric warside factor.
Shit like this is still a major factor in modern politics, despite being about 500 years ago.
So you can thank Vlad the Impaler for protecting Christianity for a few years, if that matters to you. Or you can hate him for getting revenge on the Turks for torturing him for years; revenge by impaling tens of thousands of innocent people.
Either way, the guy was justified, and yet fucking psychotic. JUST LIKE ALUCARD STILL IS NOW
haha, bishi Vlad