How Did The Black Death Affect Eurasia

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The Black Death was a plague that was in Asia that also spread to Europe in the Middle Ages. Its took a toll on the society, trading and political development. Since the plague was considered to be bubonic and pneumonic almost anyone could catch it. At the time, there was not much knowledge on how to treat people with the plague. There also wasn’t much knowledge on hyenine, so the plague spread faster. The Black Death affected trading in Eurasia. The plague started in Asia, however people who lived around certain areas grown immune to it since it was always around. When the Mongols took over Asia, they reestablished the Silk Road, which had routes and ports in Asia, Europe and Africa. When people would trade goods on this route, they were also passing on disease without being aware of it. Since all the routes ended in Italy, people started getting sick there. It was passed on through fleas found on rats which were found on ships that were bring in trade from different …show more content…

Since the plague hit, people began to panic. There were some instances where they would abandon their dying relatives, burn or purge people in their communities, closed down businesses and even move out to the country side. There was a rumor at the time that the black death could not infect people who lived in the country side. However, if people in the city have been in contact with the plague and they move to the country side, then they can infect the people there and also the livestock there. Therefore, people will be starved to death since the livestock was a source of food and also they need farmers to raise livestock and work the fields. Once the plague passed, there was already not enough people to work the fields, so there was a labor shortage as well as riots if their demands of higher wage wasn’t met. Another reason for riots could be due to high prices on food, since there was not much trade going on and there were only a few people

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