The breakout of the Black Death was considered as punishment from god, but this essay will explore three main factors which create a specific circumstance for breakout and spread of the Black Death. The Black Death killed 1/2-3/1 population of Europe and caused a sharp rise of death rates, which affected European economy from different aspects. As economist Gregory Clark points out, anything caused the rise of the death rate increased wealth per head of population. It seems the Black Death in European set a good example. The improvement of Living standards in European during 1350-1600 attributed to the Black Death to a certain extent.
The plague was fatal and spread rapidly in cities where people were close together. This was one of the worst outbreaks of a disease in history and drastically brought down the population. The Black Plague had an effect on the economy, religion, and culture in Europe during the Renaissance period. The Black Plague
The documentary “Return of the Black Death” Extracts from Steven A Epstein, An economic and social history of later medieval Europe, 1000-1500, (Cambridge, 2009) Extracts from John Aberth, From the brink of the apocalypse: confronting famine, war, plague, and death in the later Middle Ages (New York, 2000) What is the main point in each of the primary sources? They are letters from the church claiming how they have buried too many of the dead, and how since the population is so low now and jobs are still needed to be done, people who are alive are demanding higher wages. Do the primary sources have a
During 1929-1939 despite Germany’s rapid growth, the German economy wasn’t strong enough to take on the Great Depression. In many ways, the Great Depression was the key to Hitler, and his Nazi Party’s rise to power. The Great Depression was the key point in German history that led to affect many people’s lives and everyday living. It had also led to the downfall of the German economy from 1929 to around the early 1930’s. The Great Depression started on October 29, 1929, it ended in 1939.
What were the repercussions of losing one third of the general population? The Black Death was an influential factor in many societal changes that occurred during the 14th century. These changes were the depopulation of Europe, reduced labor force, rising wages, and increasing slave demand, government fixing wages promoting rebellion of the peasants and other workers. Depopulation in Western Europe occurred rapidly as during the 13th century after the sudden increase in population the Black Plague infected peasants which were usually farmers and also made up most of the population. This infection and
Have you ever thought if you can get something good out of being sick? It sounds really strange as sickness usually causes pain in our body and that we cannot do many things as we have to recover.However in European history,the Black Death was one of the greatest catastrophes in their history but also led to Europe’s “golden age” which was the Renaissance.The Black Death was a deadly plague in the 1300’s and killed an estimated of 20-25 million people. It spread through black rats and fleas when a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis infected the black rats who also carried fleas therefore infecting both animals.These animals were supposedly brought to Europe by Italian traders who came back from trading with the Mongols unknowingly bringing unwanted pests with them.The disease’s spread was also aided by the lack of hygiene in Europe’s towns and cities at that time.During the Black Death, Europe’s insufficient medical knowledge was not able to help lessen the
Although some peasants did survive and were then convinced that they were special and that god had saved them, therefore they demanded higher wages from their masters as there was a lack of people working and the people of higher class were desperate for help. Later on when Europe was starting to recover from the black death, more equality between the class differences arose, for example, between the rich and the poor because of the increased living standards. The peasants got higher wages leading to a more equal society as the gap between rich and poor started to decrease. People became more accepting of death and it allowed Europe to start a new beginning after the
It both harmed and helped society when president Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into presidency. The 1930’s were very important due to in that decade lots of things happened to negatively impact the country but we came out of the dust. Imagine this, living in a world with no money or food. A world where over 30,000,000 americans are left jobless because your country’s currency lost its value to basically nothing. Unfortunately, that was life in the year 1932 this was one of the hardest times for
British imperialism had a negative impact on the people of India because of health problems in India and the English language. Lalvani says that the health and life expectancy both improved dramatically when ruling (Lalvani). However, the total deaths due to famine before British ruling was 18 million, but when the British ruled there was a total of 40 million deaths due to famine or 58.73% of the population (Doc 11). This shows that the British didn 't care if people were dying, they only cared about making money off of them. Lalvani also claims that the spread of English language allowed communication between people from different backgrounds (Lalvani).
In 1347 Siena, Italy faced a horrible crisis when the ‘Black Death Plague’ killed off around 60% of their overall population. Everyone thought the end of Siena was near, and that their rival Florence would soon take over; but that was not the case. Around the 14th century, the Renaissance began, and the rebirth of Siena was in action. During this time, the term “Humanism” was very important, illustrating interests in the Ancient world. Humanism was a study first done during the Renaissance, where for the first time people started to think and learn about themselves as people, rather than just focusing on god and religion.