New Agricultural Inventions And The Implementation Of The Three Field System

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1. a.) Agricultural innovations and the implementation of the three field system in the middle ages, brought about increased agricultural production. Increased agricultural production, in turn resulted in increased economic growth and larger populations. These changes impacted middle age society as a whole as there was more food being traded, causing not only economic growth, but the ability to feed larger populations. Before these changes, middle age society had a lower carrying capacity in terms of population, and thus had less cultural growth. In summation, new agricultural inventions and the 3-field-system changed middle age europe for the better, both economically and culturally. b.) The image I chose was a two frame picture, displaying two pictures of a crop, in this case corn. In the second frame, there is an agricultural tool, and significantly more corn than in the first frame. This image is meant to show how new agricultural inventions resulted in increased crop yield. In summary, this image is meant to show how new tools allowed farmers to increase crop yield, while still using the same amount of land. 2. a.) The coming about of fairs and revitalization of trade greatly affected middle age europe, and helped spark the change from the middle ages to the renaissance. First, fairs brought people together and sparked economic growth. Eventually these fairs met so often, that they just became cities. This caused the population to switch from being spread out, on manors, to being dense and in cities, helping europe change from the middle ages to the renaissance. Second, the revitalization of trade resulted in not only economic growth, but cultural diffusion, as well. Once again, money and ideas were being spread across Eu... ... middle of paper ... ...aissance, various agricultural inventions came about, causing farming to be much more efficient. As a result, less farmers were needed to tend the same amount of land. These extra people became other things, like traders or artists. As a result, there were many more traders, artists, etc., causing the economic and cultural improvements of the Renaissance. B. For this image I used two frames. In the first frame, there is a man wearing rags farming. This image is meant to represent the stereotypical person during the middle ages. He is doing back-breaking work (farming) and appears to be fairly poor, judging by his clothes. The second image is meant to represent the stereotypical Renaissance man. He is wearing nicer clothes and appears to be an artist as opposed to a farmer. In short, this image is meant to show the overall better quality of life in the Renaissance.

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