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The Black Death - Beginning of the 14 th Century, bad weather and overpopulation contribute to a series of famines - Europe enters a colder period - Thousands starve to death - Bubonic plague moves from its breeding ground in central Asia - Travels to Europe along trade routes - Called the Black Death - Inhabitants of cities die in massive numbers - About 30% of Europe dies - Shatters many basic institutions of medieval society - Disaster actually profited some people - Death opens the ranks for advancement of other people - Lack of people makes labor more valuable, which means that peasants can
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Unformatted text preview: demand higher wages for their work-Higher wages generally mean an improvement in living standards-Increased emphasis on the luxury trade market o More wealth among the living o Trading is now biologically dangerous, so they want to trade items that are worth the risk o Silk, spices, furniture, gold, etc.-Develop new things to reduce the risk of trade o Development of certain types of accounting and credit so that a person could trade without leaving home by having representatives in many places to facilitate long-distance trade-...
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