But which was more significant? In this essay I will explain the two events and give my opinion on which event was more significant. The first of the two events was the Black Death. The Black Death was a terrible plague that happened in the 1300s. The disease spread from nation to nation, killing millions of people and seriously affecting their lives especially Britain.
The Chronicle of Jean de Venette is a narrative of several historical events spanning the years of 1340 and 1368, written by the Carmelite friar Jean de Venette. The Black Death was the first and most severe manifestation of the Second Pandemic, probably caused by the Yesinia pestis bacteria. Originating in Central Asia, a disease known as plague spread slowly all over the world. Though accurate estimates of mortality are difficult to make, the recent trend has been to adjust the estimates upwards. The terrible disease caused not only massive numbers of deaths, but also caused many minority groups to be blamed and persecuted for "causing" the Black Death.
The invasion by barbarians in Rome led Europe into major depression. This is because Rome was considered a superpower in Europe and when a superpower falls, the trade and economy in Europe will weaken. The bad times of the economy continued when the plague (also known as the Black Death) happened from 1350 to 1450. This plague was almost fatal and it took half of the population in Europe. The only way of escaping of the disease was to move from the city to the country.
The growth of population in cities and small towns tend to lead to decline in living conditions, thus leading to famine and epidemics causing more cases if the Black Plaque. (Wiesner) The Mongol people thought that traders helped in the spreading of the Black Death faster than normal by the trading they did with other traders and countries. The traders would load their goods up to be traded, not realizing that the goods were full of infected fleas. When they traded their goods with other traders and countries, they were leaving behind the infected fleas to infect the people, and black rats in other countries. This is a vicious cycle and one reason why this epidemic became a pandemic so quickly.
Known also as Black Tuesday, October 29th left stockholders shattered with recorded losses reaching $40 billion dollars (Kelly, n.d.). Many banks and financial institutions began collapsing which led to irretrievable, uninsured deposits and savings. Fearing further loss, people began spending less which led to a decrease in production and an increase in unemployment. As companies began to fail, the government devised the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in order to protect American businesses. The Tariff placed high taxes on imports leading to a decline in international trade.
Plague It is little surprise that the plague was the most dreaded disease of Shakespeare's time. Carried by fleas living on the fur of rats, the plague swept through London in 1563, 1578-9, 1582, 1592-3, and 1603 (Singman, 52). The outbreaks in 1563 and 1603 were the most ferocious, each wiping out over one quarter of London's population. Lucky Elizabethans would contract the basic bubonic plague with their odds of survival around fifty percent. Symptoms would include red, grossly inflamed and swollen lymph nodes, called buboes (hence the name bubonic), high fever, delirium, and convulsions.
The Plague, also known as the black death, was one of the most fatal pandemics to ever happen. The disease started in Central Asia. It first infected fleas then rats. The rats started moving into cities, marking the start of a tremendous bloodshed. The disease infected sailors when rats immigrated into ships and kept finding its way through ports, spreading around in different continents.
The Black Death According to the middle ages movie, the middle ages took place in Europe, they were also known as the Dark Ages. And the darkest times were the late middle ages. The reason why the late middle ages is considered so dark or not a good time to live in the middle ages is because of the Black Death. The black death is the worst catastrophe besides the children’s crusade. The black death killed millions of people, and there was so many dumb and pretty weird ideas for helping and getting rid of the black death that almost nobody lived.
WHAT IS IT PART Well the black death is one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, a plague that swept through Europe and Asia which killed millions in the 1300's. A plague is a disease that spreads extremely quickly and kills many people violently. Most scientist think that the Black Death was caused by a type of bacteria called Yersinia Pestis carried by the oriental rat flea. These fleas infested black rats and unfortunately, due to the unsanitary lifestyles of humans during the Middle Ages, these rats were literally everywhere. Once contracted by a human the disease became airborne.
The Black Death was on of the most severe epidemics in history. In 1347 A.D., this great plague swept over Europe, ravaging cities and causing widespread hysteria and death. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% – 60% of Europe's population, reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. This has been seen as having created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover.