02-16-09 Notes

02-16-09 Notes - (Bruges) Trade fairs in France, Wool,...

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Economic Life and New Cities in the High Middle Ages Economic Revival and the Growth of Cities Decline of Feudalism and Decline of Manorialism (12 th -13 th centuries) Cultural Life and the Emergence of Universities New Base of Power for Kings 1. Agricultural Revolution Agrarian prelude to economic expansion of towns New Agricultural Technologies: Heavy plow and Horse Collar Three Field System, Rise in Food Production (New Markets) Cash rents, More autonomy for peasants 2. Population Increase and Towns Effects of growing population: new labor supply, soldiers Markets and the circulation of wealth 3. Trade Market Culture Develops in Italy and Flanders
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Unformatted text preview: (Bruges) Trade fairs in France, Wool, Cloth, and Luxury Goods Wealth in Towns, Division of Labor in Urban Centers, Money and Banking (Issue of Usury) Commercial Relations vs. Feudal Relations? 4. Cities and Urban Life Independence of Burgher class (Bourgeoisie?) Link between Kings and Cities Guilds and the New Economic Order Hierarchy in the Guilds Labor System: Masters, Journeymen, Apprentices Towns and the challenge to Hierarchical Traditions Relation to the Church? Cities and the New Medieval Culture? Wealth and Creative Work?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course HIST 151151 taught by Professor Kramer during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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