The Black Death affected people from all walks of life: Rich or poor; educated or illiterate, all could be touched by the Black Death. Scholars suffered as universities and schools were closed or abandoned . Schools and universities were probably being abandoned because students and professors were dying, and the ones that survived did not want to contract the disease, so they left. The Church experienced the results of the Black Death, too. When the priests died, no one could hear the confessions of those still living.
By 1351, 60 major and 150 smaller Jewish communities had been destroyed, and more than 350 separate massacres had occurred. This persecution was often not merely out of religious hatred, but also as a way of attacking the kings or Church who protected the Jews and as a way of lashing out at the institutions that had failed them. An important legacy of the Black Death was to cause the eastward movement of what was left of north European Jewry to Poland and Russia. From 1944-1993, 362 cases of human plague were reported in the United States. 90 percent of these occurred in four western states- Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico.
The Black Death was technically called the Bubonic Plague, but the Black Death was the more common name at the time. More recently, the Black Death has also been mistakenly called the Black Plague too. Named the Black Death in Medieval Europe, it wiped out one-third of the population of Europe, with the majority of deaths occurring between 1348 and 1351. The global epidemic, or "Black Death," that most associate with medieval Europe actually began in central Asia in the early 14th century, probably near China's Gobi Desert. It then spread through China, killing approximately 35 million people.
They accused the Jews of trying to destroy the Christians. Some people even believed that the plague was caused by pockets of bad air released by earthquakes or by an unfavorable alignment of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. (Kreis, Steven, 2006. “Satan Triumphant: The Black Death”) People wouldn’t bathe for fear of opening pores and thus allowing the epidemic to spread to themselves, and had poor hygiene in general. Some doctors even thought that bad odors would get rid of the disease so they smeared feces and urine on their patients, which produced the opposite effect, and spread the disease.
In a way I was upset that she had left and I wouldn’t get to see her. I was more upset that the women of the town were the ones who forced her to leave. They thought just because she wasn’t married that she might do wrong things with their husbands. That really shows how small-minded the town really is. What did you think about Farnley calling you a rustler?
Emperor Nero of Rome and the persecution of Christians A generation after the death of Christ, Christianity had reached Rome in the form of an obscure offshoot of Judaism popular among the city's poor and destitute. Members of this religious sect spoke of the coming of a new kingdom and a new king. These views provoked suspicion among the Jewish authorities who rejected the group and fear among the Roman authorities who perceived these sentiments as a threat to the Empire. In the summer of 64, Rome suffered a terrible fire that burned for six days and seven nights consuming almost three quarters of the city. The people accused the Emperor Nero for the devastation claiming he set the fire for his own amusement.
They attempted to kill all of the Jewish people. This is called genocide. Genocide is when a certain person or group (Nazis) tries to exterminate an entire race or ethnic group. They wanted to do this because the Nazis thought that the Jews were inferior, and they saw them as a threat to Hitler’s rain of terror. At this time there were 9 million Jews in Europe.
The Black Death Early historians argued about the origin of The Black Death. Many, Christians who witnessed the carnage brought on by The Plague, believed that it came from the Jesuits, and that the Jews had poisoned the wells and groundwater, this type of thinking brought about the death of many Jews. Some believed that it came from the 'land of darkness' (Mongolia) Modern day chroniclers agree that The Black Death moved from east to west spreading like a shadow, crossing from India to China to Europe. Lois Sanctus of Avignon reasoned that The Plague originated in India, and notes that it had arrived on the Mediterranean coast of France in 1347. Historian and scholar Nicephorus Gregoras from Constantinople testified that in 1347 the
This rapid spread greatly effected Europe in the 14th century. The most pressing issue caused by the Black Death was the large number of deaths and the rate at which they were occurring. The death tolls varied from place to place in Europe, and an exact number of how much all together was killed is unknown. However, historians estimate anywhere from 75-200 million people died from the plague within the span of 4 years. In some cities as many as 500-800 people would die daily by this disease.
People wanted more money to work in those types of deadly environment. Peasant moved from the country to town. It also made people pull from the church because they blamed God. These were some very hard time. All I can say is my heart goes out to everyone that was affected by the Black