Black Death Origin

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The Black Death In the 1340s a lethal disease, also known as the Bubonic plague, attacked Europe’s entire population killing almost 50 million people, the continent's population reduced approximately two-thirds, leaving behind an unforgettable mark on our history. It spread quickly and devastated many other countries (Benedictow 1). As we can see, the Black Death Plague has been in existence for about 650 years, even though it is not widespread today, the Plague still exists. There are several explanations on the origins of the Black Death. It began in the spring of 1346 in the steppe region when the Mongols launched an attack on the Italian merchant’s last trading station, Kaffa in the Crimea (Benedictow 3) Others thought that it originated from earthquakes and fire, people even believed that it was a punishment from God for their sins. “No ancient army came close to such a size, much less one operation in the barren environs of Jerusalem.” (Nardo 11) However we all know that these explanations are just myths. But many historians agree that the deadly disease originated from infected rodents that the Italian brought with them on their ships, and the black death migrated unnoticed from the Middle East to the area between the Black and Caspian seas (Benedictow 2). The actual origin is uncertain, but what we do know is that it arrived in several parts of Asia, for example, Constantinople, Egypt, Sicily, Ireland, China, Italy and more, killing almost 70,000 people, (Nardo 6-7).However the major outbreak of plague was the one that England suffered in 1405. After roughly 500 years the Bubonic Plague…show more content…
(Benedicto 2-5). However, because it was a disease of the warmer seasons, some parts of Europe were saved from the disease during the winter ( Benedictow

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