Hist. 151 Notes 13

Hist. 151 Notes 13 - -the high M iddle Ages from 1100 to...

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- the “high” Middle Ages from 1100 to 1300 (the height of medieval Europe; economy, towns, and intellectual revival): -intellectual reemergence: characterized by attempt to reconcile Christian worldview with some of recollections from ancient world (particularly Aristotelian thought; mix Christian theology with rational thought) -stability and economic transformation: the end of invasions (brings stability, prosperity for economy), the agricultural revolution and the decline of Manorialism (peasants and lords begin to apply more effective technologies such as the heavy plow and the three-field system; this leads to growing surplus of foods, leading to better diets and greater populations; between 1000 and 1350 European population rises from 35 to 75 million; new technology allows fewer people to do more work on farms, allowing other people to focus on other trades, leading to an increase in trade, commerce, and banking; a revival of urban life), markets emerge throughout Europe (cash economy replaces commodity economy;
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This note was uploaded on 05/13/2011 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Hunziker during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Hist. 151 Notes 13 - -the high M iddle Ages from 1100 to...

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