Towns and Trade in the Middle Ages

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Towns and Trade in the Middle Ages

Trade:most of the peasants were involved with industry or trademost people had animals and grew thier own foodonce a week they held a market where they rented stallstradesman bought goods and sold them in their own villagespots, pans, knifes and tools were traded in their villageslarger towns had fairs drawing people from all over Europefairs were held once a year but lasted weeks, sometimes monthskings and nobles sent agents to the fairs to buy goodsthe towns need trade to growthe trade was the beginning of small shopsthe towns grew rapidly were fortunate to be a good trade routegoods locations attracted merchantsmerchants attracted buyers during the Crusadestempted by the goods such as silk, spices,tapestries and sugarin the beginning traders sold their goods in local markets and fairsall over Europe people began learning and perfecting the skills needed to produce goods

Town facts:The Peasants and Serfs were very poor so they lived in very small houses that were very dark where as Monarchs lived in these castle like houses and Craftsmen lived in slightly better houses.

Heiarchy:Peasants and Serfs had to work to get food for their lord and they were basicly married to their jobs where they had to collect food. Where as the Lords had the jobs to hire Knights to protect themselfs and the Monarch. Lastly The Monarch(s)' job was to create laws.

Facts about the Hierarchy:Peasants and Serfs were the lowest of the low. Merchants, Craftsmen, and farmers were second lowest on the list. Knights and vassels were in the middle of the list. Nobles were the second highest on the list. Monarchs were technicaly the highest list. One class on the list is very important is the Pope.

Towns and Tradein the Middle Ages


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