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Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
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Questions about Society and Culture in  Early Modern Europe 1. What was the staple diet and how did  scarcity shape culture and society? 2. What kind of families did people have  and what status did women have? 3. What role did ritual and festivals play in  popular culture?
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Daily Bread Bread main diet of  most of Europe Endemic scarcity and  famine Scarcity leads to death  from malnutrition and  disease
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The Family and Life Cycles Nuclear family High infant mortality, low life  expectancy
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Unformatted text preview: Death as part of everyday life Women and Gender Women in legal control of fathers, husbands Possibility of legal autonomy for single women and widows, but to survive usually need labor of man, woman and children Wtewael, Peter (1596-1660), Kitchen Scene. Popular Culture Role of rituals in everyday life: esp. around the Church (Sunday service, weddings, christenings, funerals, etc). Importance of religious/seasonal festivals Carnival, the carnivalesque, and charivari: the world turned upside down...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Fraser,e during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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