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Early Europe

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Early Europe Test 101

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Date Created: 01/16/16
Early Europe I. Class- Social Concept a. Access to wealth?-limited to elites b. Social control c. Upper Class- best jobs as a group, have most wealth 1.5% of people d. Middle i. Upper (Haute Bourgeoisie (who live in cities)) ii. Middle Middle iii. Lower Middle (Petit Bourgeoisie) e. Working class i. Upper (Labor Aristocrats) ii. The masses iii. The poor II. Gender a. Culturally constructed b. Cultural “Norms” c. Modified by class culture III. Race IV. Life in Early Modern Europe a. Pre-Industrial World (The Ancient Regime) 1500-1800s i. Government 1. After Medieval Europe 2. The old way of doing things, this is at the end of before when things changed 3. Monarchies- absolute 4. The highest up except for God because they were Christian 5. They were appointed by God to rule 6. But difficult with the pope 7. Devine right to rule as they saw fit, but they all needed help 8. War of the Roses 1453-1485 a civil among the nobles of who is going to choose they next monarch 9. France Civil War 1562-1598 10.They controlled who got the offices in the govt. 11.Little Nationalism 12.Subjects are subject to people, have to power 13.Citizens have rights and are theoretically equal, but they can be drafted 14.About keeping people in their place b. Social Structure i. Hierarchical to keep people in their place, only certain people can wear or buy something ii. Economic limitations- you don’t have right to a career iii. Feudalism: William I-the Bastard then William the conqueror 1066 iv. Rights are held by a community and are determined by your class v. Aristocracy (Nobles) 1. Granted by birth and bloodlines 2. OWNS most of the land in Europe 3. 1-2% of population 4. 400 noble families own 25% of the lands, then King, and church own most of the rest 5. They don’t pay taxes, the peasants pay taxes 6. Downton Abbey, the title is attached to the land vi. Middle Classes 1% of pop 1. Prosperous merchant to non-prosperous merchant 2. Work in the trade (Artisans, guilds) 3. Kept out of power by Aristocracy 4. Urban artisans, live in towns 5. Guilds- orgs or people limiting access to a trade (so no one can just set up shop) a. Parents give child as an apprentice to learn the trade, do all the grunt work b. Then become a journey men and learn how other people do it c. You create your masterpiece to show you are a master (cabinet maker) d. Then you find a village to set up shop vii. Working classes-rural 1. Peasants a. Small people who work on farms whether they own it or not b. Have a right of Mobility, they can pick up and go elsewhere if they want to c. Western Europe (as compared to surfs) d. Have to pay taxes e. Have to do work for the Lord f. Some traditional rights g. Not slaves, free workers 2. Surfs a. Eastern Europe b. They are tied to the land c. They aren’t sold, they are considered property because they and their descendants are tied to the lands d. Treated out badly c. Moral economy i. They can’t hoard bread, they spread the bread around or the peasants will protest ii. Mothers can feed their children iii. Tradition iv. The peasants outnumber them d. Family Organization i. Lifespan was much shorter ii. Childbirth happened later in life due to poor nutrition iii. Shorter lifespan kept population down iv. Little teen pregnancy v. Everybody lives under the same roof vi. You might leave home to work to save up to marry, but still stayed close vii. Happened later (26 yrs.) viii. Servants were part of the family ix. Most peasants were servants to make money to marry e. Gender Roles i. Men had legal rights ii. Women had rights if they were widowed and holding lands for their children iii. Women had legal rights through men (husband, father) iv. Men’s rights are restricted based on class v. Women had to earn enough money for a dowry V. Protestant Reformation (Martin Luther!!!) a. 1517 Martin Luther b. Everything is based around Religion c. Read the Bible yourself and interpret it yourself- I don’t think this is what the Lutheran church believes any longer VI. Martin Guerri a. Charivari-Everyone knows they haven’t consummated their marriage VII. Summary a. Ships b. Cannon c. Muskets d. Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648) e. The world of the Old Regime was marked by several factors i. Govt. was in the hands of the few ii. Socially static society with little chance for advancement or fall. Rights based on class status or group iii. The family was the focus of economic activity for the majority of the people iv. Women made strong economic contributions to society, they were marginalized legally and in opportunities v. The economy of Europe was local and agricultural. vi. Outside of military tech., Europe was not further advanced than any other area of the world, still focused on magic and superstition vii. Class restrictions and economics also tended to make people think of themselves and their identity in collective rather than individual terms.


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