By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston

ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

The greatest for AP ecu heritage, A background of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of daily life within the wide sweep of Western history. The enduring allure of social heritage is reinforced within the new version with clean scholarship and worldwide views additional by means of new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing wealthy with information about way of life is helping scholars establish with peoples of the previous, whereas the authors' sustained consciousness to cultural, fiscal, political, and diplomatic heritage guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. an in depth healthy with the varsity Board’s path description, the recent version contains attractive specific good points and a sequence of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that aid scholars increase their old research talents and get ready for the AP examination.

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Do right in the King of Heaven’s sight. Surrender to The Maid sent hither by God the King of Heaven, the keys of all the good towns you have taken and laid waste in France. She comes in God’s name to establish the Blood Royal, ready to make peace if you agree to abandon France and repay what you have taken. And you, Costs and Consequences In France the English had slaughtered thousands of soldiers and civilians. qxp 386 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50S 51R 52L 9/17/07 CHAPTER 12 2:40 PM • Page 386 T H E C R I S I S O F T H E L AT E R M I D D L E A G E S , 1 3 0 0 – 1 4 5 0 Black Death, this additional killing meant a grave loss of population.

The disease normally afflicts rats. Fleas living on the infected rats drink their blood; the bacteria that cause the plague multiply in the flea’s gut; and the flea passes them on to the next rat it bites by throwing up into the bite. Usually the disease is limited to rats and other rodents, but at certain points in history—perhaps when most rats have been killed off—the fleas have jumped from their rodent hosts to humans and other animals. One of these times appears to have been in the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century, when a plague killed millions of people.

Between 1250 and 1450, representative assemblies flourished in many European countries. In the English Parliament, German diets, and Spanish cortes, deliberative practices developed that laid the foundations for the representative institutions of modern liberal-democratic nations. While representative assemblies declined in most countries after the fifteenth century, the English Parliament endured. Edward III’s constant need for money to pay for the war compelled him to summon not only the great barons and bishops, but knights of the shires and burgesses from the towns as well.

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