Economic and Social Change European History Making Europe, Europe’s Age of Exploration, 1450-1550 Chap. 13, pp. 370-375
Population Increase • What three factors lead to a dramatic population decreasefrom 1347-1351? • When did the European population begin to SLOWLY recover from these issues? TRUE or FALSE: Medical advances helped in boosting the overall population in Europe.
Marriage Customs Age fell some as economic conditions improved.
Recovery in the Countryside • T/F: The majority of people made their living off the land in the 15th century. • T/F: Due to the increase need for labor after the Black Death, serfs all across Europe gained their freedom.
The Growth of the Market Economy • market economy n. An economy that operates by voluntary exchange in a free market and is not planned or controlled by a central authority; a capitalistic economy. Source: The Free Dictionary. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/market+economy • How does the definition of work change during the second half of the 15th century? • How were women adversely affected by this changing definition?
Growth in Cities • T/F By 1550 one in every ten Europeans lived in a growing urban area. • What were some of the greatest urban problems and what affect did they have on the overall urban population? • T/F In urban areas inhabitants did not feel compelled to help one another.
Guild System • What purpose(s) did the guilds serve in the growing market economy of the 15th century?