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Social Structures in Early Modern Europe (Part 1)

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Department
History
Course
HIS243H1
Professor
Nicholas Terpstra
Semester
Fall

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Social Structure in Early Modern Europe1Population and SettlementCitiesCan use city plans as historical documentsFlorence from Ancient Rome one of the largest cities in Europe during the Early Middle AgesCities continue to expand and build city walls to accommodate populations that kept increasing populations coming in from rural areasNot all cities start out as Roman settlementsRoman no grid formations in streetsDutch garden plots in their citiesThe Black Death 1348 starts in Italy and moves up across the continent 23 of the population more urban deathsCities dont actually replenish their population they rely on people moving in from the rural areas to growLimited food supply have to rely on local food supply even port villagesUneven populationBy 1600 northern Europe hasof the population of EuropeAt one point more women were moving to cities leaving rural life with few opportunities and finding life in citiesFarms
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