The plague was so severe that it affected almost the whole sectors of life; including economic sectors, personal lives of people, and various others. The Black Death’s most severe affect was on the population. The population of Europe was deeply affected by it as there was no cure for such a disease. The reason the plague spread so wildly was because of the fleas and rats that carried it from one place to another in their skin. Within five years of the arrival of the disease, Europe saw 25 million people die.
Sailors abroad arrived dead or gravely sick, with mysterious black boils all over them, which gave this disease its name “The Black Death”. Over the next five years, this plague killed one third of Europe’s population, which is about 20 million citizens. It was the first epidemic of the second series of outbreaks of the disease (Gottfried xiii) The Black Death was the greatest catastrophe ever which resulted in great fear, and impacted European society religiously and economically. Black is the metaphorical sense of terrible, and that is exactly was the plague was, a terrible and devastating epidemic linked to rodent and human ecology. This disease varied between Bubonic, Phumonic and Septicaemic plague strains.
In 1347 the European pandemic of “The Black Death” which caused mysterious illness that was followed by immediate death, is an event that is known as being one of the most devastating plagues is the history of mankind and originally started in China and was carried into Europe with the use of ships and their transportation. Once it entered into Europe it killed many of the populations quickly, thousands and thousands a day. This was all caused by flea bites, fleas that were carried on black rats that were carried along on ships during the time of transportation of foods and goods. Although at that time people were unaware of where the disease was coming from the people blamed the Jews saying they planned on poising all the Christians.
Running sores covered the body and then the tongue turned black. Death would then follow swiftly. Millions died from this sickness, which is referred to as the Black Death or the plague. At the time, no one completely knew what had caused the plague. Today we know that germs and bacteria caused the sickness and we understand how they can spread from one person to another, but back in the medieval times, the time of the plague, people did not know this.
From the year 1347 through 1351, the biggest pandemic in human history had occurred. This pandemic killed at least 75 million people within the short four year time span. It is estimated that this widespread death, from western Asia throughout the entire continent of Europe, killed between one to two thirds of the world population. This mass amount of deaths is known as the Black Death. As with all plagues, there is a cause for the plague.
Bubonic Plague The Bubonic Plague started in 1348. It was the worst pandemics in world history, which means that it is the worst recorded plague breakout. Yersinia pestis bacteria killed almost more than half of Europe’s population. Reducing the world population to 350 million, before it was 450 million people. The breakout had started in China and central Asia, then it was believed to be carried to Europe by ships.
The affects greatly impacted the population and the future ways of life in Europe. One third of the population of Europe died (an estimated 75 to 200 million people). "The impact upon the future of England was greater than upon any other European country" (Cartwright 1991). I think the Black Death was the worst natural disaster in history because of the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and the septicemia plague. Ships traveling along the trade routes were knowingly transporting rats but
The Bubonic Plague of the 14th Century in Medieval Europe Have you ever heard of a disease called the “Black Death”? Black Death, commonly referred to as the “Bubonic” plague. The Bubonic plague was one of the worst diseases ever to plague the earth. In the 14th Century the plague swept across Europe killing one out of every four people, about 25 millions of the total population. In this report I will explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, outcome, and prevention.
The first and foremost effect in both Europe and Asia was the demographic change that took place in the two regions. Europe was a continent that was already scarce in population, however, towards the turn of the 14th century, there was some improvement in the population density of a stronger younger population and adults and more children in the family. However, the disaster that wreaked havoc in the continent was the plague that majorly affected the demography of the region. Within two years of the onset of the Black Death, an estimated twenty million people died in the time period. The most affected areas were the smaller communities, the rural areas and the less hygienic areas which were emptied and thoroughly became depopulated.
Black Death December 8, 2010 Between 1346 and 1350 the world was being plague by disease. About a million reported killed by travelers in Central Asia and the Middle East. Even Europe and northern Africa had felt the effects with approximately a third of the population dead. Because of the discolored wounds of the infected, the disease became known as the Black Death. There’s a lot speculation as to where it originated, but no definite answer.