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Medieval Urban versus Rural Life
Transcript of Medieval Urban versus Rural Life
SS 8-2 Rural Medieval Life http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/medieval_castles.htm medieval-worship.com
flickr.com Urban medieval life was found in towns. Towns were generally situated around castles and monasteries Towns were full of opportunities and freedom. There were many job opportunities, including the guild system. Apprentice - Children of 8 or 9 learn a trade from a master Journeymen - After years of learning, the apprentice would take a test to become a Journeyman. Guilds - Journeymen would join guilds and could become masters, training their own apprentices Guilds would -
control the production of goods
set quality standards
decide apprentices This system created a middle class in Medieval society. Urban life was chaotic and the towns were full of rats. There were many filthy living conditions. Bibliography Medieval Life - Urban vs. Rural Both in rural and urban life, religion, art and music were important parts of the Medieval people's lives. Most people in the rural medieval times were poor peasants, who led a farming life. They obeyed the lord, who gave them land to work. They were treated as property & were at the bottom of the feudal system. Some peasants were serfs. Serfs worked on a noble's manor, and were not allowed to leave without permission. The manorial system was economically very sucessful, but unravelled once the Black Death hit. The King Barrons, Abbots, and Bishops Knights Serfs, Freemen, and Peasants Youtube The Manorial or Feudal System Serfs...
could not leave the manor without the noble's permission
gave a portion of crops to the noble
do whatever the noble expects them to do
get protection from the noble in return Instead of serfs, some peasants were freemen. The rented land from a noble and would get paid for their work. Nobles...
• swore oathes of allegiance to the King to gain rights and land
• lived luxurious lives on their manors
• were very rich
• their serfs took care of the land for them
• could also rent land to peasants. New knowledge was discovered as well as much amazing art and music was created. By Justina, Georgia and Kate
Social Studies 8-2
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