World History I

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Chapter 14: Europe in the Middle Ages
800 to 1450

54: Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Mar 24, 2019.
Please also post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:

The physical resources available to Medieval Europe were not vastly different from those available to the same territories under the Roman Empire or in Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the use of many of these resources was slowly but significantly changed by the adoption of new methods and technologies, many of which had broadly cascading effects throughout society at every level. Consider at least some of the non-obvious implications of:

You may want to take a look here at the Wikipedia article on Lynn Townsend White, Jr., specifically focusing on his Medieval Technology and Social Change in considering your answer. White’s answers have not been universally accepted, but they do tend to figure into the matrix of much more complex causation that gives rise to basic changes.