Black Death Dbq Analysis

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The Black Death: How Different Were Christian and Muslim Responses? The Black Death is one of the worst epidemics this world has seen. It nearly killed one-third of Asia and Europe’s population. The Black Death started in China around 1333 and in about a ten year time span reached Europe and wiped out 31% of their population. Europe’s population before the Black Death was about 75,000,000 and was around 51,160,000 when it was all done. (Document 2) One question that confuses many people is how the plague traveled all the way to Europe so quickly in such a little amount of time. The reason is because it traveled along trade routes and also by boats going across sea. (Document 1) The plague traveled along the trade routes but avoided many…show more content…
They felt like the Black Death was a punishment from God and was a result from their sins. (Document 5) Because of what people felt that God was doing to them they stopped going to church. (Document 6) People also were not happy at the fact that the Priests started caring more about themselves than the people. They did nothing to help the people that were suffering from the plague. This is one of the reasons that led to the downfall in the Church. They also blamed the Jews for the Black Death and said that they poisoned the wells. (Document 7) They burned the Jews until they confessed to poisoning them. Christians also believed that the Black Death was a result from Saturn, Jupiter, and mars all aliening together. (Document…show more content…
The Muslims were happy that this was going on and felt that it was a blessing from god and they should accept it. The Christians were not happy at all about all that was going on and feared that they would die to this horrible disease. They felt like it was a punishment from god and that’s what led to the people loosing their faith and also the downfall in the Church. Also the Christians were burning the Jews because they felt like they were the cause of the Black Death. The Muslims felt like it was no ones fault and didn’t blame it on
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