sacking and invasions from foreign lands came to an end. Agricultural production increased. The population grew. Trade developed.
The population grew, there was an increase in trade, the number of urban inhabitants and the economic power of the cities grew.
Upper nobility: They continued to live off the income their lands provided. Wealthy bourgeoisie;these were the richest families, who were traders and bankers.Urban clergy:the mendicant orders appeared,such as the Franciscans and dominicans.Lived austerely petite burgeoisie:they consisted of small-sacle traders and craftsmen, whose economic situation was more modest.
lower nobility: they consisted of the hidalgos, people who came from the nobility but did not have economic resources.
Jews:they were discriminated against and had to live in separate neighbourhoods called Jewish quarters.They were crafsmen,doctors,bankers and traders. The other city inhabitants: they consisted of servants, slaves and beggars.
Women's lives varied according to their social group the belonged to. The noblewomen were in charge of organising the work in the palace. Peasant woman carried out agricultural tasks. Women who lived in the cities worked in craftmanship and trade, and nuns dedicated themselves to their spiritual labours and activities.
urban layout: this was characterised by narrow streets with an irregular layout, 2 neighbourhoods according to religion and economic activity. Problems in medieval cities: there were frequent fires, there was an absence of hygiene.
the cites were freed from the feudal system, urban rpresentatives were integrated into the parliament or cortes, monarchs became more powerful.