-Demography:the population declined for several reasons: bad harvests, plagues, the expulsion of the Moorish, wars, migrations to the Indies.
-Economy: there was an economic recession for several reasons:
·Decrease of production in agriculture due to inefficient farming techniques and bad climatic conditions, which caused droughts and floods. The expulsion of the Moorish also caused a negative impact, especially in the Crown of Aragón.
·The arrival of cheaper and better quality foreign products imported from the northern Europe caused a negative impact over p0cal craftsmanship. Many workshops went bankrupt. +·Less demand for products, as a result of the demographic crisis. Trade declined too.
-Society: the nobless were the social model. They lived off rents, without working. Hand work was considered shameful and dishonest. Many people aspired to live without working. There were lots of beggars and rogues, who lived from begging and crime.
Then, Paqui has asked us if we have an idol, and we have spoken about Julian JRA and his song.
After this, Paqui has asked us about Spanish scientifics and about Spanish writers. We also spoke about famous people who are famous without doing anything, like Belén Esteban.
To finish the class we have started a little scheme about the Middle Ages- Middle Era. We have to complete the parts about Rationalism and Empiricism.
We have also decided on the date of the exam that is the next week, Thursday 6 of November.
We have included to our glossary new words like:
-To live off rents: vivir de las rentas.
-Smort/ clever: inteligente.
-Golden Age: Siglo de Oro.
I have attached this photo about Phillip IV: