2-14-07 Notes - Transformation/Reorganization of Europe,...

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Transformation/Reorganization of Europe, 1000-1300 Social/Economic Transformation Urbanization – The average city is relatively small, usually around 10,000 people Long distance trade – Trade develops and the infrastructure begins Development of Guilds Development of Universities Urbanization Growth of old towns/ Birth of new towns Commune Consuls – Town leaders and government Specialization – This becomes the start of last names. New Social Organization – Guild, when you move to a city in this time, you are always a member of some kind of organization. New Laws – Had groups of men to defend the walls, and “patrol” the streets. No prison, either put to death, fined, or physically harmed. Towns start to write down actual laws to make everyone leave together peacefully. “City Are Makes You Free” If you lived in a city for a year and a day (you were a surf) it would make you free. Long Distance Trade
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1025 taught by Professor Fjbaumgartner during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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2-14-07 Notes - Transformation/Reorganization of Europe,...

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