The Black Death The Black Death, known as the Black Plague, or the Bubonic Plague killed one third of the population of Europe during the 13th and 14th centuries. The beginning of this plague set the scene for years suffering. It left the social and economic world in pause. The Black Death became a subject of art, music and folklore and it influenced the mind of the people. The impact of this mass killer caused disorder to the medieval society because of its unknown origin, the unknown causes and preventions, its deathly symptoms and its breakdown of life.
The disease spread from nation to nation, killing millions of people and seriously affecting their lives especially Britain. It is thought to be one of the most devastating plagues in human history. It is thought to have begun in the mid 1340’s in China, caused by dirty rodents who had infected fleas. The fleas travelled through Asia and lived on Rats and all sorts of other creatures. Some of these creatures became passengers on merchant ships that sailed to Europe.
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.
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.
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 Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, was a disease that lasted from 1348 to 1351 that impacted the world culturally and emotionally, in addition to wiping out thousands of people. The Plague came from Asia to Europe and was caused by fleas that were transported by rats through trading routes. It is difficult to know the exact number of victims, but estimates range from 25% to 60% of the European population succumbed to it. According to Joseph Byrne, in The Black Death, current estimates are that between 75 and 200 million people died from the plague. At the time, it was referred to as the “The Great Mortality” or “The Pestilence”, but people had no idea what caused it, how to prevent the spread of the disease, or how to effectively
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.
The Plague greatly affected the medieval world. It killed 25 million people, including a third of Europe's population. One of the economic effects caused by the Plague was inflation. Trade was dangerous and local goods weren't being produced as much because the number of workers decreased greatly. The prices went through the roof.
Timothy Benway Mr. Woods English 11, Period 9 October 12, 2012 The Black Plague or the Black Death is considered one of the most traumatic diseases that happened in America during the 14th century. The Black Plague originated in central China in 1333 as the population was overcame by starvation. The plague then spread to the Crimea where the Kipchak Mongols attacked the Genose carrying furs and silks from a place called Cyprus to Florence which was also suffering from famine. The Black Plague affected all walks of life including the rich and the poor. On November 1, 1348 the plague had finally reached London and by February 2, 1349 200
What impact did Plague have on England during the period 1348-1500? Yersinia pestis, more commonly known as ‘the Black Death’, was responsible for the death of up to 200 million people globally, including at the very least “over one-third of the population” of England. Clearly such a major historic event had many widespread impacts. These range of impacts range from impacts on popular culture and art, including the eerie and spectacle late-medieval fascination with death in images such as the Danse Macabre¸ to widespread persecution of minorities, such as the Jews, blamed for transmitting the disease. However this essay will focus on what it believes to be the greatest impacts the Plague had on England – the impact on demographics, the impact on social mobility, and the impact on religion.