europe in 1500

europe in 1500 - January 14, 2009 Europe in 1500 1....

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January 14, 2009 Europe in 1500 1. Demography (Population) a. In 1500, on the rise but will not sustain because of bubonic plague b. Size (100 million) c. Density i. Highest- Italy and Flanders ii. Lowest- Poland and Russia iii. Density attributes trade in wool iv. Towns grew v. Since Jews were blamed for the black Plague, Poland invited Jews to come live in Poland in order to become denser to improve trade. (Death camps located here in WWII) vi. Overwhelmingly rural 1. 85% west, and 95% east lived on land 2. Mostly farmers vii. Diet 1. Lived on bread 2. 44% of budget was spent on bread 3. 28% went to all other foods 4. By 1800, this is switched to the potato 2. Society a. Legally divided into 3 classes i. Clergy 1. Prayed 2. Church is what we call today the Roman Catholic Church 3. Church is enormously rich
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4. Income often went to benefit the upper levels of clergy (Pope, bishops, etc.) 5. Lower guys such as parish priests looked no different than peasants ii. Nobility 1. Class that fought (knights) 2. Origin came from transition from Roman Europe to German control
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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