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Bubonic Plague Dbq Essay

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The Bubonic Plague (Black Death) came to the eastern Mediterranean along the shipping routs. It reached Italy in spring of 1348. By the time the disease spread between 25% and 50% of Europes population had died (document 1, (Source: EyeWitnesstoHistory.com) the Bubonic Plague was spread because in this time there was not any place to put garbage and wast products like we have today, so they would just leave the trash/wast anywhere and everywhere and the result of this would bring rats and many other animals, and with these animals they had fleas and eventually the fleas would get to the people and the humans would get sick and spread it to everyone. Some symptoms of the Bubonic Plague were large swelling lumps which they called "buboes" sizing…show more content…
If you were lucky and did find one before they went into the house they would want a lot in money to enter the house. When they would check the patient they took very careful precautions. When checking the pulse the faces would be turned in opposite directions so they did not breath on each other. When checking urine, they would check from afar with a cloth under their nose to block smells. When people were sick you were most likely abandoned "Child abandoned the father, husband the wife, wife the husband, one brother the other, one sister the other."(Source: Adapted from Stefani, Marchione di Coppo. Cronaca fiorentina. Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, Vol. 30. , ed. Niccolo Rodolico. Citta di Castello: 1903-13.) The hardest part was when they would die. When they would burry the dead they would have to layer them like one on top of the other because there were so many victims of this sickness they would run out of room to put the body 's.

The children made a nursery rhyme around the time this was happening, it has been around ever since but has different meaning "Ring a-round the rosy Pocket full of posies Ashes, ashes! We all fall down!" The posies were the flowers to cover the smell of the dead body 's, the next verse is the ashes of the dead and eventually every falls (dies). There is a picture of people being shot by arrows but evil things flying in the air. The arrows represent the Plague and the fly people represents the evil that caused the plague and people being shot are the victims of the
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