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    Economic recovery sparks change Economic recovery sparks change Presentation Transcript

    • Ch. 7, sec. 4
    • Agricultural Revolution New farming technologies  Use of iron  Crop rotation More food Population growth
    • Revival of Trade and Travel  Increased trade with Middle East and Asia (See map of trade routes-p. 46)  Trade Fairs  Big cities in Flanders (north) and Italy (south)  Needed a charter from the king
    • Growth in Business  Credit- idea borrowed from Muslim merchants  Investments  Partnerships  Insurance  Serfs became tenant farmers- paid rent
    • The Church in Business The Church forbade Christians from lending money and collecting interest Jews became moneylenders  Very successful  Profitable Resentment and prejudice toward Jews
    • Rise of Middle Class  Merchants, traders, artisans  Despised by nobles and clergy  Guilds  Associations based on job  Made big decisions on town life
    • Becoming a guild member Apprentice  Children in training  7 years Journeymen  Paid employees Guild Masters
    • Town andCity Life Town surrounded by high walls Limited space within the wall Building grew taller to fit more people Neighborhoods separated by occupation Dark, filthy, crowded