The Foundation- Development of European Business and Commerce in the Middle Ages

The Foundation- Development of European Business and Commerce in the Middle Ages

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Unit 1: The Foundation: Development of European Business and Commerce in the Middle Ages Lecture: The Medieval World - Middle Ages/ Medieval period c. 476 – 1500 A.D. 476 – Fall of the Western Roman Empire - 1 st century B.C: The Roman empire had been in existence since then - 3 rd Century A.D. – The Roman empire under attack - 476 A.D. – fall of Western Roman Empire but Eastern Roman Empire survived (Byzantine Empire lasted until the 14 th century when it was taken over by Islamic Ottomans) – Ottoman is today Turkey - 1500 is the end of the Middle Ages with the beginning of exploration and the spread of the Renaissance - Renaissance (1300s-1500s) Geography and the people Focus: Western European business within Europe, with North Africa and with the Near East Western Medieval Europe North – Bristish Isles, Scandinavian, Low countries(Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg), Germany, North and Central France South – Italy, Southern France, Iberia (Spain and Portugal) Blending of 3 Cultures
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