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Unformatted text preview: October 29, 2007 LATE MEDIEVAL – EARLY MODERN TRANSITIONS I. What is “modern”? II. The Late Medieval Crisis (1300-1400) a. Demographic strains b. The Black Death c. The Hundred Years’ War d. Religious Crisis III. Early Modern Transitions a. Trade b. Towns and Cities c. Manufacturing and Industry I. What is “Modern”? a. Expanded trade and commerce b. Manufacturing and industrialization c. Urbanization and growth cities d. New thought patterns/questioning tradition e. Strong centralized government i. Associated with new ideas of citizenship ii. Associated with new ideas of nation with “nationalism” II. The Late Medieval Crisis (1300-1400) a. Demographic Strains i. Medieval period successful in stabilizing population, food, etc (1000-1300) ii. By 1300, population was too large iii. As population increased, land became smaller to where it wasn’t large enough to live off of iv. Landlords increased the price of land v. 1315-1322 – period of drought, food shortage, and starvation...
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- Spring '07