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Various Medieval meats that were sold by serfs

Guild Hall
A Guild Hall, which still stands today here workers met each day to begin work.

The daily lives of people in the middle ages revolved around trade. Each day people went to work for guilds where they made specialized goods and sold them at low prices.
Trade brought lots of new innovations to towns. Merchants all brought new goods into the local town square on Sundays when everyone would gather around. Markets attracted lots of foreigners and brought new technology and goods as well. Eventually markets became a form of entertainment with minstrels, music, and plays. It brought use of math and measurments and eventually trade with a currency or money. The special forms of markets were called fairs, they had lots of rare goods such as silk, metal, or sometimes jewels. It was filled with amazing entertainment such as acrobats  and sword eaters.Eventually these markets and fairs developed into more entertainment and fairs such as we have today. Markets shaped society into a society filled with excitment.

Trade Routes
An example of how much trade happened in Europe

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Created by Maciej Kadluboski and Anubhav Sodhi
Mr.Berger's 8th Period Class
Grover Middle School Team 8D
Medieval Museum
March 2, 2006
 

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