This paper will show the historical significance of the Black Plague in the middle ages. In the 14th century, a horrible illness called the Black Death hit Asia, Europe, and Africa. It first hit Asia in 1340 then quickly spread to Europe and Africa. Infected people first noticed this sickness by their symptoms of high fevers, and then broke out with red ring shaped marks with dark
The government system was already corrupt, with few people holding all the power. If they died, the government system would be thrown completely off balance, and then eventually, plunge. Since the government was already dying, it would have been easy for a horrible epidemic to strike the final blow. The plague killed Rome’s last great leader, Marcus Aurelius, and it is believed that it killed the emperor Lucius Verus. If their leaders died, the Plebeians would have been completely
Prices for goods increased along with the wages of the people. An iconic symptom of the Black Death was the appearance of buboes. They would appear either in the neck, armpits, or the groin. Victims suffered a very high fever, and coughed up blood. Coughing up blood was particularly a bad problem because everyone around you was then susceptible to the disease.
“…they were men who did public penance and scourged themselves with whips of hard knotted leather with little iron spikes. Some made themselves bleed very badly between the shoulder blades…” Extract from Medieval historian book Jean Froissart’s book “Hundred Years War” A disgusting prevention of the black plague was to give plague boils for those who were not sick. Many people had it in their food and drink; some even swallowed it from mature boils in
Kevin_Hilliard Reading & Literature Part II Section 3, lesson 1 assignment 1 3/5/2013 The Masque of The Red Death In the year 2023, there was a plague so devastating that the world could not bear. The “Red Death” was so devastating, it destroyed half the population. This horrific plague contained the most horrific manifestations. The manifestations consist of sharp pains, sudden dizziness, and profuse bleeding at the pores with disintegration. Anyone that the plague came upon, caused reddening stains on the face and the body would appear, which caused the individual to be thrown in a secluded quarantine factory.
In fact, the bubonic plague affected England more than once in that century but its impact on English society from 1348 to 1350 was terrible. No amount of medical knowledge could help England when the bubonic plague struck. It was also to have a major impact on England’s social structures which lead to the Peasants Revolt of 1381. The Black Death was caused by fleas carried by rats that were very common in towns and cities. The fleas bit into their victims literally injecting them with the disease.
Caroline Sullivan English, History 10 4/29/11 The Black Plague and Social Mobility The Black Plague caused cataclysmic change to European history. Wiping out more than half of Europe, it devastated all levels of society. The early 14th century in Europe was a new age of rebirth and discovery; and disaster. The increase in exchange of people and ideas throughout the world caused more and more people to come in contact with each other, and so did their diseases. All it took was a few plague-infected fleas from Central Asia to start the chain reaction of death and terror.
The strong radiation from the atomic bomb contaminates the city. This radiation kills all of the people there. The explosion from the bomb whirls up massive amounts of dust and water. The dust and water become radioactively contaminated and fly several feet up. Then, the day after the nuclear explosion, the contaminated dust and water rain down and contaminate a large area.
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.
Trevor Mr. H HIS 155 10 October 2014 Effects of The Black Death-Analysis Paper The Black Death was a pandemic disaster that affected all aspects of life in the Middle Ages of Europe. Depopulation and shortage of labor hastened changes already inherent in the rural economy; the substitution of wages for labor services was accelerated, and social stratification became less rigid. Psychological morbidity affected the arts; in religion, the lack of educated personnel among the clergy gravely reduced the intellectual vigor of the church. After a brief respite, the plague resumed and touched almost the entire known world. The plague caused significant changes in the civilization of Europe and other surrounding communities.