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Unformatted text preview: Europe in the 1500s- partially looking back & partially looking forward Demography Population on the rise but nor part of overall trend, it will fall again, chief reason on rise is b/c of the Black Death in the 1300s Surplus of agriculture leads to a population increase Europe was rural 85% of Western Europe lived in village & worked the land 95% of Eastern Europe Society dependent on farming 9 out of 10 directly made a living from farming Society Still feutal Biggest city was Naples Population was about 92 million Country Germany (Holy Roman Empire) 18,000,000 France 16,000,000 Italy 12,000,000 Spain 8,000,000 Britain 4,000,000 City Naples 200,000 Venice 115,000 Milan 100,000 Paris 90,000 London 70,000 Amsterdam 15,00 Average population lived on bread The richer you were the whiter the bread you ate Meat The richer you are the better the cut of mean Average person had meat on the table about once a week and it was washed...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08