HIS 4b Lecture 1 Social and Economic Structures of Italian Towns- Difference of Italy from Northern

HIS 4b Lecture 1 Social and Economic Structures of Italian Towns- Difference of Italy from Northern

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Unformatted text preview: 1-8Social and Economic Structures of Italian Towns: Difference of Italy from Northern Europe• Renaissance• major cultural phenomena• dominated by the concept of human beings• began in Italy• Italy was different from the rest of Europe• what was settled and secure in Europe was not in Italy• Northern Europe• very few towns• London• static• Agriculture• 90% of economy• manorial• Manorial• small• manorial court governs life (including economic) on the manor• most everything used on the manor was made on the manor• not much trade• people born on the manor are stuck• cannot leave/marry into another manor without the permission of lord• Feudal• Particularization• Traditional• manorial obligation• Hierarchic• people on manor labor for their lord• lord has a bundle of manors (fief)• got it by promising defense to a higher lord• clerics were the only people who could read or write• Italy• center of European trade in this era• easier to transport via water than roads (that didn’t really exist)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4B taught by Professor Landau during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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HIS 4b Lecture 1 Social and Economic Structures of Italian Towns- Difference of Italy from Northern

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