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    • A Peasant’s View of Medieval Life Textbook, pp.186-90, 197-201 (and optionally, pp.191-96) In response to p.202 #21
    • The Countryside
      • Feudalism
      • Define the term
      • What is the peasant’s place or rank in a feudal society?
      • Technological advances in agriculture and their impact on the medieval period
    • Who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood… In your neighborhood.
      • Lord, vassal, knight (noble), peasant, troubadour, serf
      • Define each in relation to the peasant
      • Haves vs. have-nots?
      • Perspectives on power, influence, and control
    • Positives vs. negatives of peasant life in the countryside
      • Here’s YOUR chance to analyze your view of what’s important to you
      • How do you pretend, if you will, to be someone from that time and place?
    • The town
      • “As a child on the farm, I was warned of the wiles of the city…”
      • With apologies to Harry Belafonte and Jimmy Buffett
      • Commerce is the operative means of describing what brought about towns
      • Filth, overcrowding, noise, walls of protection
    • Guilds
      • Merchant
      • Craft
      • Define, compare and contrast, explain conflicts and mutual interests
      • How would the peasant have viewed the guilds?
    • The trades
      • Master
      • Journeyman
      • Apprentice
      • Did the peasant have the opportunity to learn a trade?
    • Terms associated with commerce in the towns
      • Bill of exchange
      • Partnership
      • Middle class
      • Usury
      • Role of women
    • Give your own personal selection
      • Summarize likes vs. dislikes when deciding between countryside and town
      • List each factor in decision-making process succinctly and without further adieu
      • Close with choice of countryside or town
      • “ It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… a wonderful day... Would you be mine”?