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By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston

ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

The most appropriate for AP eu background, A background of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of lifestyle within the large sweep of Western history. The enduring charm of social historical past is bolstered within the re-creation with clean scholarship and worldwide views additional through new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing wealthy with information about lifestyle is helping scholars determine with peoples of the previous, whereas the authors' sustained recognition to cultural, financial, political, and diplomatic background guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. an in depth healthy with the varsity Board’s direction description, the recent version contains attractive detailed gains and a sequence of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that aid scholars advance their old research talents and get ready for the AP examination.

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3 Which cities were spared? What might account for this? 4 Which regions were spared? Would the reasons for this be the same as those for cities, or might other causes have been operating in rural areas? • • • • Improve Your Grade Interactive Map: Bubonic Plague and Social Upheaval in Fourteenth-Century Europe beggars greeted the traveler. Houses whose upper stories projected over the lower ones blocked light and air. And extreme overcrowding was commonplace. When all members of an aristocratic family lived and slept in one room, it should not be surprising that six or eight persons in a middle-class or poor household slept in one bed—if they had one.

Would the reasons for this be the same as those for cities, or might other causes have been operating in rural areas? • • • • Improve Your Grade Interactive Map: Bubonic Plague and Social Upheaval in Fourteenth-Century Europe beggars greeted the traveler. Houses whose upper stories projected over the lower ones blocked light and air. And extreme overcrowding was commonplace. When all members of an aristocratic family lived and slept in one room, it should not be surprising that six or eight persons in a middle-class or poor household slept in one bed—if they had one.

A square rig was added to the mainmast, and ships began to carry three masts instead of just one. Additional sails better utilized wind power to propel the ship. The improved design permitted year-round shipping for the first time, and Venetian and Genoese merchant ships could sail the dangerous Atlantic coast even in the winter months. Ships continually at sea carried all types of cargo, and they also carried vermin of all types, especially insects and rats, which often harbored disease pathogens.

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