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

ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

The top-rated for AP ecu background, A heritage of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of lifestyle within the vast sweep of Western history. The enduring charm of social background is reinforced within the re-creation with clean scholarship and international views further by way of new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing wealthy with information about everyday life is helping scholars establish with peoples of the prior, whereas the authors' sustained consciousness to cultural, financial, political, and diplomatic background guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. a detailed healthy with the varsity Board’s direction description, the recent variation comprises attractive specific positive aspects and a sequence of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that support scholars improve their ancient research abilities and get ready for the AP examination.

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By signing the law, Edward III acknowledged that the king of England could not tax without Parliament’s consent. During the course of the war, money grants were increasingly tied to royal redress of grievances: to raise money, the government had to correct the wrongs its subjects protested. In England, theoretical consent to taxation and legislation was given in one assembly for the entire country. France had no such single assembly; instead, there were many regional or provincial assemblies. Why did a national representative assembly fail to develop in France?

In the absence of the papacy, the Papal States in Italy lacked stability and good government. The economy of Rome had been based on the presence of the papal court and the rich tourist trade the papacy attracted. The Babylonian Captivity left Rome poverty-stricken. In 1377 Pope Gregory XI brought the papal court back to Rome. Unfortunately, he died shortly after the return. At Gregory’s death, Roman citizens demanded an Italian pope who would remain in Rome. Between the time of Gregory’s death and the opening of the conclave, great pressure was put on the cardinals to elect an Italian.

Such statutes could not be enforced and thus were unsuccessful. The price of wheat in most of Europe increased, as did the costs of meat, sausage, and cheese. This inflation continued to the end of the fourteenth century. But wages in the towns rose faster, and the broad mass of people enjoyed a higher standard of living. Population decline meant a sharp increase in per capita wealth. The greater demand for labor meant greater mobility for peasants in rural areas and for industrial workers in the towns and cities.

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