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Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century

What percent of the population did the nobility make up throughout Europe?

between 1 and 5 % in most European countries

This example of aristicratic domination of rural life prohibited hunting by anyone other than large landowners

English Game Laws

What is the 'Family Economy'?

the household was the basic unit of production and consumption, everyone who could worked, to support the family unit

Increasing population led to increasing demand and price for what? This hurt who, and helped who?

Wheat and bread, this hurt the peasants, and helped the larger landowners

What were some significant inventions that benefitied the industrial revolution?

spinning jenny (1765) water frame (1769) power loom (late 1780's) steam engine (1769) iron

The vast majority of Jews lived where?

Eastern Europe

What is aristocratic resurgence?

Term applied to the 18th century aristocratic efforts to resist the expanding powers of European monarchies

Define 'Corve'

A French labor tax requiring peasants to work on roads, canals, and bridges

What is the Old Regime?

The pattern of social, political, and economic relationships and institutions that existed in Europe before the French Revolution

What was the industrial revolution driven by?

demand for the consumption of goods, particularly by the middle class

The work of who was devalued?


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