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2.7: Conclusion

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  • Some of the trends, patterns, and phenomena that were to take shape during the Renaissance era which began around 1300 began in the midst of the crises of the Middle Ages. France and England emerged from the 100 Years War to become stronger, more centralized states (although it took a civil war in England to get there, described in a subsequent chapter). The labor shortage in the aftermath of the Black Death spurred a period of modest economic growth. And, while European culture may have become more pessimistic and xenophobic as a whole, one region was rising to wealth and prominence precisely because of its long-distance trade and cultural connections: Northern Italy. It was there that the Renaissance began.

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    Mongol Empire - Spesh531

    Plague Doctor - Ian Spackman

    Plague Map - Bunchofgrapes

    Dance of Death - Il Dottore

    Joan of Arc - Public Domain

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