SP15 Exam 2 Review
The exam will have 5, 10-point questions on it from the questions below.
1. (3 pts) According to the Domar Model, what 3 things are incompatible simultaneously? (2 pts) Which two were present in the Manorial system? (3 pts)What are the three sections in the 3-Course Rotation? (2 pts) Why was this innovation important for growth during the middle ages?
1. Incompatibility of free land, free labor and non-working, landholding class. Cannot have abundant (no intrinsic value) land, unbound labor, and landed gentry (non workers). Can only have 2 at a time. (3pts)
b. The model-consider a simple model with 1 landlord and 1 farmer (who does not own land). (2pts)
c. the three-year rotation was practised by …show more content…
Risks are shared between the landlord and the farmer
6. Farmer has incentive to exert effort while working on his own land, but not on the lord’s expense.
3. (4 pts) Explain (preferably using a graph) why the number of manors grew as the population increased in medieval Europe. (3 pts) What happened to wages and the prices of food and land? (Again, a graphical analysis is helpful) (3 pts) Why did the population increase lead to the beginning of the end of the manorial system?
4. How did changes in military technology and warfare contribute to the collapse of the feudal system in Europe?
A. Knights replaced by professional armies New system pikeman, longbowmen. Battle of Agincourt 1415. Unskilled pikers and skilled longbowmen decimate the French knights.
B. Siege cannon made feudal Lords vulnerable. Able to collect taxes or blow a hole in the castle.
C. Rise of Nations, breakdown of feudalism.
1. Growing power of monarch with armies financed by taxation.
2. Kings, not lords, provide protection
5. (5 pts) What is the Malthusian Model? (3 pts) Explain how it describes population changes in Europes’ First and Second Logistics. (2 pts) Give examples of positive checks and preventative …show more content…
Renewed interest under King John who financed the voyage and basically established a joint venture. II, Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497-1499) manages to get around Africa (3pts)
c. Someone answer this part (4pts)
8. Through what channels did the slave trade negatively impact African economic development? You need to discuss how slavery and thus the culture of violence led to the fragmentation. And, if it would be good to mention that the greater the involment inthe slave trade, the worse the problem and thus the lower development today.
9. (4 pts) Why did the manorial system persist so much longer in Russia than in Northwest Europe? (3 pts) did Italy’s economic development lag behind that of Northwest Europe? (3 pts) Why did Scandinavia’s development also lag?
(4 pts) Very sparsely populated, about 2 people per square kilometer.
All the favorable conditions for serfdom-slavery described by Domar. Free land, Land owning gentry. Thus, serfdom (bound labor)
Additionally had very coercive centralized authority to impose slavery.
Very backward as a result of little economic incentive for progress.
(3 pts) Italian cities were adversely impacted by the rise of Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch trading empires. Trade over water cheaper than trade over