Possible Readings

Aprox. 4 days

The 14th century crisis is a broad agro-economic understanding of many of the changes that took place in Medieval Europe from the 11th through to the 15th centuries with the 14th century as the turning point.  The general model is an increase in agricultural output beginning in the 11th century leading to rapid economic growth, culminating in overpopulation, declining rural productivity and wages and an economic collapse continent wide by the beginnings of the 14th century.  We will read the classic formulation of the model, several more contemporary criticisms of it and also have the possibility of reading my own published articles (crazy, right?)

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