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Week 12 - The High Middle Ages

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Department
History
Course
HST 584
Professor
Martin Greig
Semester
Winter

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Week 12 The High Middle AgesNovember21111124 AMWhy were the crusades importantBrought Christian West in greater contact with the Islamic worldBetter trade connectionsIntellectual and literary culture of the eastPope Urban as the leader of Western Christendom Unifying Western EuropeStrengthened Muslim world power unification of Islam to some degreeLoser of the Crusades Byzantium 4th crusade Western Europe conquered Byzantium for 40 yearsHigh Middle AgesSome place the High Middle ages at about 9501050Serious population growth at this timeEurope is an agricultural society agricultural society is not geared towards large populationsAbout 1050 there is a growth in the food supply Reasons p157Peasants were using horses instead of oxen to plough their fieldsThere were new lands for cultivationdrained marshy areas forest landSome landlords were converting labor serfsClimate change earth was getting warmer weather was more settled fewer bigger storms growi
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