How Did The Black Death Affect The Population Of The Middle Ages

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Diseases were very common in the Middle Ages. They didn’t have the medical knowledge that we have now. The Black Death (a.k.a the Bubonic Plague) was on of the worst of the time. Someone could be walking around town and just drop dead right there. No explanation, just dead. This disease also brought about changes for the people in the affected areas. The Black Death caused large changes in the population of Europe during the Middle Ages. In the article Depopulation, Rebellion and Social Progress it states, “It has been roughly estimated that a third of England died from the Black Death of 1348-49, and perhaps this figure in not far from the losses suffered in other areas of Europe…” The number of losses suffered in this time makes the Black

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