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Lecture 9

MUS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Dorian Mode, Lydian Mode, Mixolydian Mode

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MUS 101
Kristin Force

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Medieval Period (400-1400)
Medieval Society
Rigid Class System
Kings & Queens at the top
Mass population is made up of peasants
Peasants are treated like slaves
Poor working conditions
No vaccines or antibiotics
Many did not survive childhood
New Technology (500s)
Invention of heavy wheeled plow allows millions of acres to be cultivated
Increase in food production
Increase in population
Population Growth
Development of villages & towns
Trade & Commerce
People sell goods
Rise of Middle Class
Helps to break down rigid class system
People have better employment (e.g. bankers, traders, merchants, shippers)
Spread of Christianity
Spread of learning
Scholarships by Monks
Education spreads
Universities built
Cultural Exchange
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