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  • Land And A Smaller Army
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    Many aspects of European life changed as a result of "the Black Death". Not least among these changes was the shift that occurred among the economic standing of the medieval family and the ultimate "ushering out" of the feudalistic age. Prior to the plague, society in Europe remained largely feudalistic. Kings had their lords, lords their dukes, dukes their barons, and so on and so forth, with the majority, the peasants, sitting at the bottom virtually providing for all the nobility above them. ...
  • Single Social Class
    647 words
    The statement "In the society of the High Middle Ages, function determined social classification". does not adequately describe the reality of society at the time. The social division into those who work, those who fight, and those who pray presents a view that is far too static of a world with considerable social mobility. Also this widespread image of High Middle Age society does not include a class for "those who trade" or townspeople. These three basic social divisions of peasants, monks, an...
  • Lopakhin's Opportunities To Success After Emancipation
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    Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was born a year before the emancipation of serf ism in Russia took place. Although he was the grandson of a serf, Chekhov was able to attend the medical school at the University of Moscow and become a physician. Chekhov started writing in order to support his family economically, becoming a master in drama and short stories. His literature is characterized by the use of colloquial language which could be understood even by the less educated and recently liberated serfs....
  • Gentry Class
    725 words
    Don Loth ridge HIS 286 East Asia Johnson T / Th 1 pm Book Report 27 November 1997 In The Good Earth, by Pearl S, Wang Lung the main character is a poor peasant who buys a wife and moves up in the social ladder during the peasants' revolution. This story displays many major ideas of ancient Chinese culture, such as the social order, the treatment of women, and the role of the family in everyday life. At the beginning of the movie the following quote appears on the screen "The soul of a great nati...
  • Middle Class People
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    THE SHAKESPEAREAN AGE The Elizabethan era varied greatly from the world we live in things like theater, lifestyle, clothing, the role of women, class structure and positions of power have all changed dramatically. THE WORLD OF THEATER The Shakespearean theaters were very different from the ones today. The public theaters where circular buildings with a courtyard in the middle that had no roof. The penny seats, where located in the Yard (Pit) "I hadnt minded the people in the yard". (trease 61). ...
  • Middle Ages The Peasants
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    The Common peasants of the Middle Ages had a rough and tedious life, many peasants were separated from their family among them included: sons, daughters, and wives as well as many peasants suffered from severe illnesses from disease they could not treat because they did not have the money nor the status to afford or see a doctor. Throughout the Middle Ages the peasants lived a rough life. Just the term "peasants" had the status of meaning to be under all the other classes; These were the lowest ...

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