A History of Western Society Since 1300 for Advanced by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John PDF

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

ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

The most advantageous for AP eu historical past, A background of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of daily life within the large sweep of Western history. The enduring charm of social background is reinforced within the new version with clean scholarship and international views extra by way of new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing wealthy with information about everyday life is helping scholars establish with peoples of the earlier, whereas the authors' sustained consciousness to cultural, fiscal, political, and diplomatic background guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. a detailed healthy with the varsity Board’s path description, the hot variation contains attractive exact gains and a chain of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that aid scholars improve their historic research abilities and get ready for the AP examination.

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1). Although urban authorities from London to Paris to Rome had begun to try to achieve a primitive level of sanitation by the fourteenth century, urban conditions remained ideal for the spread of disease. Narrow streets filled with refuse and human excrement were as much cesspools as thoroughfares. qxp 376 2:40 PM • CHAPTER 12 Page 376 T H E C R I S I S O F T H E L AT E R M I D D L E A G E S , 1 3 0 0 – 1 4 5 0 DEC. 1350 JUNE 1350 ATLANTIC Sea Durham Lancaster York Dublin North Sea c DEC. 1349 Ba Königsberg Leicester Norwich London Bristol JUNE 1349 DEC.

But the French monarchy found the idea of representative assemblies thoroughly distasteful. Large gatherings of the nobility potentially or actually threatened the king’s power. The advice of a counselor to King Charles VI (r. 7 Charles VII (r. 1422– 1461) even threatened to punish those proposing a national assembly. No one in France wanted a national assembly. Linguistic, geographical, economic, legal, and political differences were very strong. People tended to think of themselves as Breton, Norman, Burgundian, or whatever, rather than French.

These debates fuel continued study of medical aspects of the plague. Some scholars suggest that the type of fleas that normally live on humans might have also been agents in plague transmission in the fourteenth century (which would account for the lack of a rat die-off), or that the fourteenth-century strain of the disease might have been particularly deadly, or that improvements in sanitation and public health by the nineteenth century— even in poor countries such as India—might have limited the mortality rate significantly.

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