Lecture 1-29 Aug 2008

Lecture 1-29 Aug 2008 - Western Civilization 29 Aug 2008...

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Western Civilization 29 Aug 2008 European Society-1500- people did not want to be counted because being counted means you were going to be taxed. Much fewer people lived in cites and more lived in rural areas. I. A. Life Cycle- nasty, brutish, and short. a. Low Life expectancy (27-30 years) b. High Infant Mortality c. Accidents-falling into fires, and so on. Killed many people before the age of 15. d. Married at about the age of 20 e. Many women died during child birth, pregnancy was a huge fact of life-about 7 to 10 during a life time. f. Crime g. Starvation B. Infant Mortality a. Most critical period of life in 1500 years the first 12 months b. Infectious Disease and malnutrition c. Overlaying- being killed at night by being rolled over on by parents d. Swaddling-resulted in infections A. Villages-very simple houses or huts(cheap and easy to build and easy to move from) a. Lived in the center of the village surrounded by farm land so they were able to share(all
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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Lecture 1-29 Aug 2008 - Western Civilization 29 Aug 2008...

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