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Miller’s Tale – Chaucer – Canterbury Tales

By |2017-08-04T07:41:32+00:00August 4th, 2017|Literature, Medieval|

A medieval carpenter works in his shop. Once there was a carpenter, who lived with his wife Alison and a student, Nicholas, who rented a room in their house. Nicholas fell in love with Alison, and she fell in love with him. But how could they spend the night together, without Alison's husband [...]

Medieval economy – Europe

By |2018-04-24T08:21:22+00:00August 1st, 2017|Economy, Medieval|

Medieval economy: A carpenter works in his shop. Collapse of trade After the fall of Rome, people in Europe used money less than they had before. Instead they mostly lived on what they could produce themselves. Rich people lived on what they could make other people give them because they were landlords or landladies. Money and silk [...]

Economy of ancient Greece – ancient Greek trade, fishing, and farming

By |2018-12-11T11:27:14+00:00July 6th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|

The economy of ancient Greece: A Greek man doing carpentry (Athens, 400s BC) The Greek word "economy" The Greeks did not have the same idea of an economy that we have. The word economy is Greek. But to the Greeks, economy meant something like "rules of a household" (the "eco" part of economy [...]