Agriculture in the Europe of the High Middle Ages (1300-1450) was very different from today. The land was mostly owned by local lords, and the work was done by peasants and serfs. The products produced on these large manors were consumed as food and traded in local markets along with wool, fur, stone, and lumber produced locally as well as silks, spices, and perfumes from the Far East.
Review the images in this Media Gallery. Pay attention to what the images tell us about agriculture and trade in the High Middle Ages. Be sure to read the background essay and complete the worksheet in the Support Materials.