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HIST 1003 Jan19

HIST 1003 Jan19 - HIST 1003 Jan 19 INTRO The land and the...

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HIST 1003 Jan. 19 INTRO: The land and the people 80% …………………………………………………………………………………………… ………….[1500] Russia close to 100% of men and women were peasants Number of towns of villages 10,000 considered large o Few cities, small villages Two things not haven then taken for granted [transportation, communication] Hardly any roads- terrible shape People didn’t go anywhere. Only the very wealthy had horses Only way to move heavy things was the sea People lived in sea ports could read more- commerce At best: 40% men could read ; 20% women Not a lot of learning or schools No such thing as modern medicine o Half of all children died before age of 5 o Average life expectancy of men was about 40; women 35 houses were very primitive and poorly insulated they had very few chances of washing men average height was 5’4”; women 4’11” no chemical fertilizer o yield of crop was small plant this you get that much
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  • Spring '08
  • Zucker
  • Life expectancy, average life expectancy, roads- terrible shape, commercial tradesmen cloths,silk,tapestries, class pair

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