By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston
The greatest for AP eu heritage, A background of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of way of life within the wide sweep of Western history. The enduring allure of social heritage is reinforced within the re-creation 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 earlier, whereas the authors' sustained awareness to cultural, monetary, political, and diplomatic background guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. an in depth healthy with the school Board’s direction description, the recent version contains attractive certain positive aspects and a sequence of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that aid scholars boost their old research talents and get ready for the AP examination.
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The improved design permitted year-round shipping for the first time, and Venetian and Genoese merchant ships could sail the dangerous Atlantic coast even in the winter months. Ships continually at sea carried all types of cargo, and they also carried vermin of all types, especially insects and rats, which often harbored disease pathogens. Rats, fleas, and cockroaches could live for months on the cargo carried along the coasts, disembarking at ports with the grain, cloth, or other merchandise. Just as modern air travel has allowed diseases such as AIDS and SARS to spread quickly over very long distances, medieval shipping did the same.
People often used pilgrimages to holy places as justification for their flight from cities. Suspected of being carriers of plague, travelers, pilgrims, and the homeless aroused deep hostility. All European port cities followed the example of Ragusa (modern Dubrovnik in southwestern Croatia on the Dalmatian coast) and quarantined arriving ships, crews, passengers, and cargoes to determine whether they brought the plague. Deriving from a Venetian word, the English term quarantine originally meant forty days’ isolation.
Such tactics lent weight to Edward III’s propaganda campaign. In fact, royal propaganda on both sides fostered a kind of early nationalism. During the war’s early stages, England was highly successful. At Crécy in northern France in 1346, English longbowmen scored a great victory over French knights and crossbowmen. Although the aim of the longbow was not very accurate, it allowed for rapid reloading, and an English archer could send off three arrows to the French crossbowman’s one. The result was a blinding shower of arrows that unhorsed the French knights and caused mass confusion.
A History of Western Society Since 1300 for Advanced Placement* by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston