Presentation on theme: " Late 1300’s great social and political instability Feudalism- political system which the king allows the nobles or lords to use lands that belongs."— Presentation transcript:
Late 1300’s great social and political instability Feudalism- political system which the king allows the nobles or lords to use lands that belongs to him Christianity was the dominant religion
Series of wars to capture the Holy Land Growth of trade and towns weakened the Feudal system
The sanitation in Europe during this time lead to many diseases. The average person, in the city, threw their waste in the street. As people walked through it…it was carried into their homes.
Beginning in 1347 deadly diseases such as bubonic plague continued to reduce the Feudal system because the number of people was reduced.
One of the most deadly diseased of the time was the Bubonic Plague. Brought over to Europe on ships…Fleas that had bitten infected mice began to invade the cities. There was no medication at this time to stop the infection! 1/3 of population Died It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague returned at various times, resulting in a larger number of deaths, until it left Europe in the 19th century Approximately 375 million people died.
The Black Death originated in or near China and spread by way of the Silk Road or by ship. It may have reduced world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350 million by the year 1400.Silk Road world population 200x magnification. The bacterium that causes Bubonic Plague Knowing that the population started at 450 million and only 350 million survived what is the difference and percentage of survivors?
“Rebirth” From the 1300’s-1600’s Spread from Italy through Europe Europeans questioned what life meant with the diseases and death around them
Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1455. The printing of books spread the Renaissance ideas more quickly Renaissance eventually weaken the Roman Catholic Church
Church leaders corrupt Martin Luther posts the 95 statements Supposed to correct the church problems Split the church Catholic and Protestant
Kings allowed groups to travel to conquer new lands. Rulers wanted more sources of wealth and power Mercantilism- economic system where nations increase their wealth and power by obtaining gold and silver and by establishing a favorable balance of power Some left for reasons: diseases, economic, religious, famine