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 church lost man power and impoverishment through not being able to cultivate their vast tracts of land. Many important people including a medieval doctor, Ibn-al–Wardis, and a philosopher named, Gental-da-Foligna died while studying the ways to cure Black Plague. The plague also affected agriculture because their was few peasants to tend to the fields because they were dying and the few left wanted more money because they were doing more work. Next there were many worries and responsibilities during the Black plague. The main way the plague was spread was from person-to-person and breathing on someone.
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.
The Black Death A fierce plague swept through Europe in 1348, indiscriminately killing most people who came into contact with it, irrespective of age or social status. This pandemic, which remains perhaps the single greatest human tragedy in history, is known as the Black Death. The earliest known visitation of the plague to Europe may have occurred in Athens in 430 B.C., but it is unclear if the disease that afflicated Athens was caused by Yersina pestis. A disastrous epidemic occurred in the Mediterranean during the time of the Roman emperor Justinian; an estimated 25% to 50% of the population is reported to have succumbed. The most widespread epidemic began in Constantinople in 1334, spread throughout Europe (returning Crusaders were
Ring around the Rosie’s: The power of the Black Death Emily Shelton HIS 103: World Civilizations I November 19, 2011 Ring around the Rosie’s: The power of the Black Death The Black Death, swept through Western Europe in early spring of 1348. The disease had already swept through the east, and now was making way through Europe. The disease was from the bacterium known as Yersinia pestis (Wade, 2010). There are three different forms of the disease, but the most common is the bubonic plague form. This transmitted from fleas that are on the infected rat, which then bites the human giving them the disease as well.
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
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.
Which can be supported by the quote “[…] none knew he was in debt” (Prologue Chaucer 123). Many people didn’t leave their homes or went and moved far away from cities to avoid the plague. This happening caused many people to not attend their jobs and sell goods. Trading was also affected a lot from this plague; some cities even closed their shipping docks, scared that incoming ships would bring more of the Black Plague with them. The only people who enjoyed the black plague were the peasants as said in the quote “As the Black Death swung the balance in the peasants favor” (Routt).
Between 1348 and 1350 Europe fell victim to a devastating sickness; the black plague. The origins of the black plague are debated by scholars however most historians believe it derived in the Gobi Desert. However, no one really knows why it started. The Black Death (other name for the black plague) came in three forms, the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. The bubonic plague was the most commonly seen of the Black Death.
Vang 1 Terry Vang Ms. Mackenzie English 9 February 11th, 2011 The Black Plague The Black plague occurred in the mid 1300s and 1400s which was said started in Asia and spreaded to Europe. The plague is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis. This bacteria is found mainly in rodents, particularly in rats, and in fleas that feed on them. Other animals and humans usually contact the bacteria from rodent or flea bites. The Black Plague was one of the worst natural disaster in history.