Both scientists state that the epidemic “spread throughout the continent far faster than any modern plague” and that the plague was in fact “a viral hemorrhagic fever, similar to Ebola.” (A.W, 3). The devastating effects from the plague led the high death rates among the citizens of Europe. The Black Death is “estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population”. In total, the plague reduced the world population from an estimated “450 million down to 350–375 million” (Alchon, 21) in the 14th century. Aside from the Plague deaths, there was also a decline in the birth rate.
Dawnsheri Arroyo-Reyes Mr. Shipp Western Civilization I February 29, 2012 The Black Death of the 14th Century The Black Death, also known as the Great Dying, was one of the most mysterious, disastrous pestilence in history during the fourteenth century in Europe, killing more than one third of Europe’s population, estimated 20 million people in four years. Historians believed that the plague began in 1346 when the Mongolians attacked the Christians in Caffa, a trading route in the Black Sea. The Mongolians fought for Caffa in hopes that they would capture it as a trading route. They soon realized that they were fighting an unseen enemy, a pestilence that infested their soldiers. The Mongolians used another tactic.
It resulted in the deaths of one-third of Europe’s population, roughly thirty million people . Not only did it affect the population, but also every aspect of life in Europe during that time. What was the Black Death exactly? It was a terrible illness, which existed in three forms, that was transmitted through fleas, rats, and other animals. Fleas would infest animals
The Black Death Historical Debate History 108: Birth Europe: Antiquity-14th C The epidemic known as the Black Death is viewed as an unparalleled disaster in human history. Between 1346 and 1353 the Black Death rapidly spread across Europe and claimed the lives of approximately one-third of the population.1The outbreak of the Black Death, or plague is believed to have originated in central Asia along trade routes2 and has been generally attributed to the pathogenic agent known as bacillus Yersinia pestis.3 Although there is a lot of information regarding the Black Death, historians have long debated many questions concerning the topic. One of these questions includes: Was such a catastrophe inevitable given the state of Europe’s population
The Black Death was a plague that started in Florence, Italy, in 1348. It was one of the deadliest plague epidemics that ever happened in history. It spread all over the world infecting everyone and leaving trails of dead bodies along its path. It led many people to death and can still infect people today. The Black Death swept across Asia and Europe during the middle 1300’s.
The Effects of the Black Death The bubonic plague of the fourteenth century caused not only pain and death, but also the formation of new ideas to help Europe after the economic slump they had been in for decades. The plague, which started in Asia, spread throughout all of Europe killing a third of the European population. No one was safe from the pestilence; clergy and nobles died along with the peasants and scum of every infected area. This sickness, that was spread so easily, managed to leave complete wreckage in its path. John Kelly writes about how the Black Death changed everyone’s lifestyle, changing Europe politically, economically, and socially.
Pray to the deity or the saint of your choice frequently and fervently. 12. Stay where you are until six months after the most recent nearby outbreak. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60 percent of Europe's population and reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million to between In all, 200-250 million people died over the course of more than a century. During the time of the Black Death however, (1347-1351) the death rate was an average of 33%.
The Black Death It was a devastating and sad time during 1348 to 1350 because and outbreak of a disease of plague cause by bacterium. Europe and the Islamic world lost 30% to 50% of their population. Plague is a disease that is cause by enterobacteria Yersinis pestis, and it was named after the French Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin. As stated in my reading the modern people knew the disease was infectious, but they did not know how it spread. And it was no effective treatments for it.