There are many killers in the history of the world, like serial killers or murders, but nothing like The Black Death. This plague was fatal; it had no cure and no proves of its creation or origin. It’s frightening and scary. It arrived in Europe in October 1347 by twelve Genoese ships coming from a voyage though the back sea. Sailors abroad arrived dead or gravely sick, with mysterious black boils all over them, which gave this disease its name “The Black Death”.
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.
As the old saying goes, you really don’t know how that person feels unless you have been through their same ordeal. I would love to actually purchase a book that goes in full detail about the Black Death. This is a very interesting topic to me. The suspense behind the whole thing is that no one truly knows the cause of what killed millions of people. Ditches were dug for the dead, they were pilled on top of each other until there was no room to fit anymore; and then another ditch was dug.
The Black Death was very dangerous and contagious and destroyed 2/3's of Europe's population and it killed people in a strange manner. People who weren't affected went crazy in fear of catching it and the people who caught it usually died within 7 days. 1. The black death, also known as the Bubonic Plague that killed anywhere from 25-50 million Europeans and severely damaged Europe socially and economically. 2.
Black Death had a large amount of effect o the Art world. It stimulated religious bequests and devotional images. Black plague was a horrible infection that led to a terrible painful death. During the mid-14th century thousands of artists, painters and craftsman perished. When the plague arrived any artists started a darker era for painting.
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.
“They brought with them a plague that they carried down to the very marrow of their bones, so that if anyone so much as spoke to them, he was infected with a mortal sickness which brought on an immediate death that he could in no way avoid.” ( Alberth, pg 1) Reading this could give anyone the chills. Imagine the people who really had to experience it, each day they must have spent praying for their lives. What’s being talked about above is something the people called the Black Death. The Black Death arrived to the shores of Europe around 1347. The plague was brought over from the city of Messina and when it arrived it spread throughout the whole entire continent.
The Black Death was a horrific plague that spread across all of Europe, and killed millions of people during 1347 to 1351. It is one of the biggest disasters in European history. It effected all aspects of peoples lives and the country they lived in. An Italian writer named Giovanni Boccaccio wrote about his experience first hand, which is when the plague was sweeping through Florence. I found his writing and thoughts very intriguing.
Effects of The Black Death The biggest, most disastrous epidemic to ever affect Europe, and the world, the Black Plague, is also commonly referred to as the “Black Death”. The Black Death was an epidemic that killed an estimated 75 million people worldwide (Wikipedia). The Black Death lasted from 1347 to 1352 (Kishlansky 295), and had a lasting affect on the world. One-third to one-half of Europe’s population died from this epidemic (Kishlansky 295). People lived in fear of this disease that it would affect them and moved on with life with their saying of “live for the moment” (Wikipedia).
The black plague is a huge event in history for its effects . This plague is a disease that has killed about ⅓ of the population in the 14th century. There was a 90% mortality rate of the people that were affected from the black plague. The symptoms of the black plague was that the person gets a very high fever, starts to vomit, causes muscular pains, bleeding in the lungs, and mental illusory. Victims only lived about 2 to 4 days after getting the deadly disease.