Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

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Seven
THE ECONOMIC CHANGES OF THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES

I. CATASTROPHES AND SOCIAL DISTURBANCES1

The beginning of the fifteenth century may be considered as the end of the period of medieval economic expansion. Up to then progress was continuous in every sphere. The progressive enfranchisement of the rural classes went hand

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BIBLIOGRAPHY.-- H. S. Lucas, The Great European Famine of 1315, 1316 and 1317, in Speculum (Medieval Academy of America, 1930).-- F. A. Gasquet, The Black Death of 1348 and 1349 ( London, 1908).-- H. Pirenne, Le soulèvement de la Flandre maritime de 1323-1328 ( Brussels, 1900).-- A. Réville, Le soulèvement des travailleurs d'Angleterre en 1381 ( Paris, 1898).-- Ch. Oman, The Great Revolt of 1381 ( Oxford, 1906). -- E. Powell, The Rising in East Anglia in 1381 ( Cambridge, 1896).-- G. M. Trevelyan, England in the Age of Wycliffe ( London, 3rd ed., 1900).-- S. Luce, Histoire de la Jacquerie ( Paris, 1859).-- G. Franz, Die agrarischen Unruhen des ausgehenden Mittelalters ( Marburg, 1930).-- H. Denifle, La désolation des églises, monastères et hôpitaux en France pendant la guerre de Cent Ans ( Paris, 1898-9), 2 vols.-- G. Schanz, Zur Geschichte der deutschen Gevelleverbände ( Leipzig, 1877).-- E. Martin Saint-Léon, Le compagnonnage ( Paris, 1901).-- H. Pirenne, Histoire de Belgique, t. II ( Brussels, 3rd ed., 1922).-- S. Salvemini, Magnati e popolani in Firenze dal 1280 al 1295 ( Florence, 1899).-- C. Falletti-Fossati, Il tumulto dei Ciompi ( Florence, 1882).-- L. Mirot, Les insurrections urbaines au début du règne de Charles VI, 1380-1383 ( Paris, 1906).

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