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 (...
Growth in Business            Credit- idea borrowed             from Muslim merchants            Investments           ...
The Church in Business The Church forbade  Christians from lending  money and collecting  interest Jews became  moneylen...
Rise of Middle Class               Merchants, traders,                artisans               Despised by nobles         ...
Becoming a guild member   Apprentice     Children in      training     7 years   Journeymen     Paid employees   Gui...
Town andCity Life Town surrounded by high walls Limited space within the wall Building grew taller to fit more people ...
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Economic recovery sparks change

  1. 1. Ch. 7, sec. 4
  2. 2. Agricultural Revolution New farming technologies  Use of iron  Crop rotation More food Population growth
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Growth in Business  Credit- idea borrowed from Muslim merchants  Investments  Partnerships  Insurance  Serfs became tenant farmers- paid rent
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Rise of Middle Class  Merchants, traders, artisans  Despised by nobles and clergy  Guilds  Associations based on job  Made big decisions on town life
  7. 7. Becoming a guild member Apprentice  Children in training  7 years Journeymen  Paid employees Guild Masters
  8. 8. 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

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