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Negative Effects Of The Black Death

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The Black Death shaped medieval Europe in almost every possible respect. It presented an opportunity for growth through adversity, or failure. While the plague slowed economic growth, it simultaneously managed to hasten the development of medicine, and encourage a culture of art and independent thought. Economically, it produced negative, non-progressive results by temporarily inflating living costs and slowing trade. The one positive and thankfully longstanding development in Europe’s economy was that the plague aided the collapse of the Feudal System. The plague effectively put economic development in Europe at a standstill by freezing trade and commerce. In terms of medicine, the Black Death ultimately was a vast learning experience for
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