Europe in 1500

Europe in 1500 - Europe in 1500 Demography (Population)...

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Europe in 1500 Demography (Population) Population is rising Devastating loss to the black plague in the 1300s Will soon drop again in the 1600s by another devastation Size o Germany- 18m o France- 16m o Italy- 12m o Spain- 8m o Britain- 4m Density o Highest density was in Flanders , Italy o Lowest density was Poland and Russia Cities o Naples- 200,000 o Venice- 115,000 o Milan- 100,000 o Paris- 90,000 o London- 70,000 Rural o 85% of the west and 95% of the east lived on the land Diet (1800) o 44% of family budget went to bread o 28% went to all other foods
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Society Clergy and Nobility o Classes recognized by law o Clergy= class that prayed Some could be rich as hell and some couldn’t be told from a peasant o Nobility- Class that fought No longer important militarily Owned most of the land o Third class- class that worked Peasantry Status- free, semi-free, unfree (serfs)
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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