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ECONOMIC REVIVAL IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES. OBJ: To trace the growth of trade & commerce by identifying circumstances favorable to economic changes. TOWNS WERE CENTRAL TO EUROPEAN RECOVERY AFTER THE 10 TH CENTURY. CATHEDRALS, MONASTERIES CRUSADES – PISA, GENOA, VENICE

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Economic revival in the high middle ages

ECONOMIC REVIVAL IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES

OBJ: To trace the growth of trade & commerce by identifying circumstances favorable to economic changes.


Towns were central to european recovery after the 10 th century

TOWNS WERE CENTRAL TO EUROPEAN RECOVERY AFTER THE 10TH CENTURY

CATHEDRALS, MONASTERIES

CRUSADES – PISA, GENOA, VENICE

RELATIVE PEACE & STABILITY

OLD ROMAN ARMY CAMPS

ARTISANS & MERCHANTS DON’T FIT INTO FEUDAL SYSTEM

COMMON CHARACTERISTICS:

WALLED, MARKET PLACE, MINT TO COIN MONEY, COURT DESIRE FOR INDEPENDENCE


Moving away from medieval structure

MOVING AWAY FROM MEDIEVAL STRUCTURE

  • PERSONAL FREEDOM

  • PEOPLE + OPPORTUNITY= MEDIEVAL TOWNS

  • TRADE BRINGS MONEY TO AREA CONTROLLED BY LORD, ABBOT SO IN THEIR BEST INTERST TO ALLOW IT

  • NEED PERMISSION TO BUY & SELL FROM LANDOWNER

  • LIBERTY = CITIZENSHIP

  • OUTSIDERS COULD TRADE BUT HAD TO PAY TAXES

  • INCREASING LEGAL & POLITICAL RIGHTS GIVEN TO TOWN


Guilds organizing economic activity

GUILDS – ORGANIZING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

  • MERCHANT OLIGARCHY BASICALLY RULED THE TOWN

  • MERCHANT GUILDS:

  • KING HENRY II & CHARTER W/ MERCHANTS OF LINCOLN 1157

  • AS LONG AS KINGS/LORDS SEE RELATIONSHIP AS BENEFICIAL WILL CONTINUE TO GRANT RIGHTS

  • CRAFT GUILDS: REGULATE PRODUCTION; SET STAND-ARDS, TRAINING & CONDUCT; APPRENTICE, JOURNEYMAN, MASTER; MOST MALE

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

  • BAKER, BUTCHER, TEXTILES


Life in the city

LIFE IN THE CITY

1 BIG MARKETPLACE

HOUSES WERE ALSO SHOPS

MADE OF WOOD & LATER STONE

NO CITY PLANNER

ALL SOCIO-ECO LEVELS

SUMPTUARY LAWS:

RULES FOR INHABITANTS

MORAL STANDARDS

PROPER DRESS, JEWELRY

SPENDING RESTRICTIONS

STANDARDIZED BUSINESS PRACTICES

PROBLEMS: NOT ENOUGH METAL FOR COINS & USURY

This elegant 14th century tapestry was designed by Nicolas Bataille to illustrate the vision of the Apocalypse by Saint John in the Biblical Book of Revelation.


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