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Guilds and Towns

Guilds and Towns

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Published by Victoria Monacelli

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Published by: Victoria Monacelli on Mar 12, 2010
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Section 2The High Middle Ages
Trade and Towns
Section 2The High Middle AgesReading Focus
Which cities saw the initial growth of trade in the Middle Ages?What led to the growth of towns and cities in the Middle Ages?What was daily life like in medieval cities?
Main Idea
Towns and cities grew during the high Middle Ages as theamount of trade increased between Europe and other continents.
Trade and Towns
Section 2The High Middle Ages
Trade began to grow in Europe after the Crusades. Most of this tradewas controlled by merchants from Italy and Northern Europe.Italians among earliest to buildthriving tradeSailors set out to find valuablegoods from distant landsVenetian sailors traveled toByzantine Empire, MuslimlandsBrought back silk and spicesfrom China, IndiaLoaded onto Venetian wagons
Italian Trade Cities
Venetian merchants wentnorth to sell imported goodsGoods were expensive, veryprofitableOther Italian cities createdtrade routesGenoa, Florence, Pisa, Milan,all major trading citiesItalians controlled almost allsouthern European trade
Selling Goods
Growth of Trade

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