The World in 1500 by HC121005064517

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									The World in 1500

    A New Age
          The World in 1500
• World Population: 425 million
  – Europe: 80 million (including Russia)
• Most people depended on agriculture
• Small percent of the population was literate
• In 1500 Europe was at a major crossroads
            The World in 1500
• New technology
   – Sailing
   – Printing press
• Growing urbanization
• New ways of understanding the world
   – Exploration of the New World
   – New ideas in philosophy and religion
• In 500 years Western society would undergo
  drastic transformation

								
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