Rural Areas Nobility Peasants/Serfs Towns/Cities Size Industry Population Drops Why? Food Pestilence Key Terms Feudalism Vassal/Knight Fief Guild System Black Death Daily Life in the Middle Ages (1000-1600) Traits of Feudalism (Social/Economic System of Middle Ages)
Fall of Rome = Lack of Authority
Arch of Titus = Symbol of Roman Authority
(up to 5%)
Dancers perform after a feast
Cloth-making was a leading industry
Famine: between 1000-1300 population doubled, but food production didn’t.
Disease (Pestilence): Beginning about 1350 the “Black Death” spread & killed many.Population Drops