1-9 - 01/09/06 Revolution & Social Change The World of...

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The World of Change “Everything that was solid melts into thin air” World is much larger because they didn’t know what was there (especially Africa) Europeans were forced to find slaves elsewhere since there own were dying off People never traveled more than 25 miles away from where they were born Small world because people lived where they were born and consumed what was locally produced 1 in 3 babies did not survive in France by the age of 1 Size of towns were very small because they were supported by local agriculture Peasants were mainly in countryside (grew own food) Passover at that time because there wasn’t much food left Feudalism1 work 4 days on own plot of land then for 2 or 3 days they worked for manorial field “The structures of everyday life” – Braudee Why didn’t they rebel? They did but they did not have revolution Small towns where Lourdes congregate so there are some middle class (lawyers,
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course POLI_SCI 221 taught by Professor Galvin during the Winter '07 term at Northwestern.

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