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6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854025
The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
4. Brave new worlds

4. Brave new worlds  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192801630
In 1482, a new edition of Ptolemy's Geography was published. This transformed 15th-century perceptions of the shape and size of the earth. ‘Brave new worlds’ shows how Ptolemy's Geography ... More

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