The Black Plague was a detrimental epidemic that affected every social class and still wreaks havoc to this day. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread through Europe from 1346-1353 (Benedictow 1). This gruesome infection was caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis (Benedictow 1). Yersinia pestis is a bacteria transmitted to people bitten by fleas from infected rodents (“Plague” 1). It then takes over the whole human body (Aberth 19).
Introduction The research project I will be talking about is The Black Death also commonly known as the Bubonic Plague that happened in the 14th century in Medieval Europe. It was harmful to the people and the economy of Europe. The Black Death caused many people to die starting from China all the way to Europe resulting in a decrease in the economy and the armed forces. Originated The Black Death originally came from Central Asia during the 1338s and made its way to China and Italy by 1346. It then infected the Black Sea Port in Kaffa by 1347 and went to China westward traveling through the Silk Road.
Consecrated churchyards did not suffice for the burial of the vast multitude of bodies, which were heaped by the hundreds in vast trenches, like goods in a ship’s hold and covered with a little earth.”-Giovanni Boccaccio. The Black Death is the disease the Italian poet alluded to in this famous quote. The Black Death caused a severe number of deaths when western Europe was exposed to its destructive ways. How did this affect society in Europe? What were the repercussions of losing one third of the general population?
The Black Death accelerated the fall of feudalism accelerated the fall of feudalism by completely disrupting its systems. Consequently, the black death caused the stable system, known as feudalism to cease to exist in Europe. The Black death is a horrible disease that caused many symptoms in and on the body and was easily transmitted. There are a few different
Meanwhile, those sick with tuberculosis had an increased appetite but had no way to satisfy their hunger. This made people see those with cancer as the more fortunate, even though both diseases are terrible. Tuberculosis was also thought to be helped by a change of scenery, by moving from a damp city to a dry place. But cancer could not be helped by changing the environment because it is the body’s cells becoming malignant. Therefore, if cancer would be cured, it would have to be fought inside the body with no help from the environment.
The Pneumonic Plague is the least common form that affects the lungs and progresses rapidly. Signs of infection may include a bloody cough, difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting, high fever, headache, and weakness. The Septicemic Plague has symptoms of fever, weakness, abdominal pain, chills, shock, and tissue death and bleeding which appears black, hence the name Black Death. This plague rapidly spread through Europe during the 14th century, claiming the lives of millions. and drastically changed the social, political, economic and religious structures of
All throughout history, new political systems have risen out of the ashes of their predecessors, but all of these systems are destined to fail eventually. The Black Death was a deadly disease that spread all through Europe in the Middle Ages, causing destruction on everything, particularly the social order of feudalism. Feudalism was a system of loyalties and obligations amongst the different social classes that kept order in Europe for several centuries. The feudal system was reinforced by the beliefs and philosophies of the church as well as the laws created by those in power. The Black Death wiped out a high percentage of the population of Europe contributing to the deterioration of the ties that held the feudal system together.
During the thirteenth century, a disease known as the Black Death spread from Asia to Europe at an alarming speed. It travelled through the trade routes, in the form of infected fleas carried from town to town on rats causing catastrophic loses of population . The Black Death consisted of two forms of the disease; the pneumonic plague, and the bubonic plague . Since it was unknown as to what caused the disease at the time, their responses to the plague’s outbreak were almost entirely futile. Since religion was a big factor in nearly everybody’s lives, the records of the Black Death that we do have are heavily influenced by religion, and as such, their views strongly swayed things like treatments and medicine that were used against the plague.
They were forced to endure the punishment of the Red Death that had been avoided for months. Eventually, the plague found Prospero and his companions, leading to the conclusion that people who let others suffer will face
The Black Plague is known to be one of the most deadly pandemics in history, estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe’s population in the series of outbreaks between the 14th and 18th centuries. The devastation of the plague was made much worse by the incomprehension of those affected by it. Y. Pestis, the bacteria which causes plague, was spread by infected hosts, including rats and fleas. However, the sparse knowledge of science and medicine led Europeans to blame other sources for the debilitating disease. Some believed the plague was the wrath of God, punishing the guilty for their sins.
The Bubonic Plague struck Italy and changed the people, their views on life and its purpose. Originating from the east, this disease was a killing machine for at that time medicine had not advanced to the stage that it has today. Almost a third of Europe’s population fell victim to the Plague. The Bubonic plague led to the death of many people, their family, after turning to god and religion for a while realised that prayer alone was of no help. The people realised that it was time they began searching their world for explanations other than the spiritual for human loss and suffering.