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Unformatted text preview: 2-26The Black Death: Crisis and Resilience 1347-1400 by early 14th c Europe was overpopulated England c. 6 million land became scarce much of the land turned out not high enough quality soil exhaustion in spite of 3 field crop rotation every year they had to hold back a greater and greater proportion of what they grew for seeds for the next harvest when revenues declined, landowners raised rents more peasants having to leave the land because they couldnt make living off the land compelled to go to places (cities) to sell their labour unsustainable subdivision of peasant holding c. 1314 heavy rains began much colder and wetter winters the Little Ice Age flooding in Low Countries and England poor harvests led to famine in many regions, 1315-1322 could not count on a season with warmth many crops had begun to fail the Great Famine all over western Europe at different times cant get food to where people are Bubonic Plagues (the bacillus yersina pestis)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 121 C taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '07
- Middle Ages