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Unformatted text preview: Economic Revival and the Growth of Medieval Cities (c. 1100s-1300s) I. Agricultural revolution a. New technology: heavy plow, horse collar b. Three field system c. Cash, new markets II. Increases in population, towns, and trade a. New, urban-centered economy b. Italian cities (exotic, luxury goods); Flanders (wool); French trade fairs c. Italian invent modern banking; Usury (Jews and anti-Semitism?) III. New hierarchies a. Kings cities, taxation b. Guilds i. Apprentice journeyman master IV. Intellectual life: monasteries cities; universities; cathedrals...
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