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Period III Increased Economic Productive Capacity & Its Consequences C. 600-C.1450 CE

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Key Concepts of Period 3-600-1450 3:14
  • Innovations Stimulate Food Production 4:22
    • More Food Means Increase In Population
  • The Three Field System In Western Europe 6:53
    • Main Crop: Wheat
    • Legumes- Crops Good For Diet And Soil
    • Fallon- More Growing At Any One Time
  • Widespread Use Of The Moldboard Plow 8:50
  • Chinampa Field System In Mesoamerica 9:32
  • Aztec Chinampas 10:16
  • Transporting of Crops to New Areas 11:12
    • Sugar Cane Transported To Mediterranean
  • Expanding Manufactured Exports 12:40
    • Boosting Economy
    • Manufacturing
  • Fate Of Cities Varied 14:13
    • Invasions
    • Disease
    • Declining Temperatures
    • Decline of Cities
    • Some Cities Did Well
    • End Of Invasions
    • Availability of Reliable Transportation
    • Warmer Temperatures 800-1300
    • Crops Grew Better
    • Greater Availability Of Labor
    • Older Cities' Dominance Replaced By New Cities
    • Venice Became Powerful
  • Some Changes In Labor And Family Life 20:07
    • Free Peasants
    • Nomadic Pastoralism
    • Craft Production And Guild Organization
    • Coerced And Un-Free Labor
    • Labor Taxes
    • Military Obligations
    • Women Exercised More Influence
  • Peasant Revolts 24:12
    • Mongol Yuan Dynasty Brought Down By Peasant Revolts
    • Ming Dynasty By Hong Wu Emperor
  • Family Structure 26:14
    • Changes From Religious Origin
  • Review Quiz 33:25
    • Three Concepts
    • Key Events
    • Rise of Islam
    • Christianity
    • The Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, And Ming Chinese Dynasties
    • Great Zimbabwe, Mali, Mansa Musa In Africa
    • China Influence In Japan, Lady Shikibu And Tale Of The Genji
    • The Mongols Create A Large Empire
    • Ancient Trade Routes
    • The Koryo Dynasty In Korea
  • C. 600-C.1450 42:10