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Western Civilization I

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Question 3 of 8

The Black Death of the 14th century was responsible for

  • A.

    strengthening the authority of medieval kings to raise armies and revenues

  • B.

    weakening peasants’ feudal obligations to remain tied to the land

  • C.

    minimizing hostilities against minority groups including Jews and Gypsies

  • D.

    the launching of the first European explorations of other continents

  • E.

    new medical techniques and tools that ultimately would eradicate the disease

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