The Black Death Plague Analysis

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In the early 1330s a contagious disease was going to spread all over Europe and it was going to kill many persons, not a lot of people would survive to it. This disease is called: Black Death. This illness have changed the population of Europe and its future, as a fact many are the consequences of the Black Death. Historians think that this plague started spreading from the arid plains of Central Asia, because by the mid-thirtheenth century Europe. In 1338-9 in the south of the Lake Balkash, more precisely in Issyk Kul in a community of Nestorian Christian the first three known victims of the plague have been identified. In 1343, the plague had reached the Black Sea port of Kaffa (Theodosia) in the Crimea (Ibeji). There a Genoese colony was…show more content…
There was no war that ever did the same amount of slain. Because of the day and age it is hard for historians to make reliable and reasonable population figures, but it is almost sure that between a quarter and a third of the European population died because of the Black Death (20 million people more or less). One example is Paris where because of this plague about half of the population died (“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). The Black Death also had a really big impact to the people that did not die. Flagellants were born, the flagellants were professional self-tortures would whip themselves for a fee to bring God's favor hoping to stop the plague. These guys thought that the Black Death was a punishment for sin and the only way to pay back this punishment was in physical terms. Also there was another group called "pseudo-flagellants", though they would perform unusual sexual acts in public. The Church outlawed both groups but this was not to stop them. It also brought other negative effects such as in the arts of those days, in fact scenes of deaths and dead people were the central idea of the paintings and statues. Some of the most known are the “Grim Reaper”, the "Dance of Death", and "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Albercht Dürer.The artist were focusing on the democratic nature of death, that steals both rich and poor, nobleaman and peasant, pagan and…show more content…
The agriculturally oriented manorial system was slowly dying and the industry was rising up. Also once the impact of the disease was completely gone cities in the center of Europe, got populated way faster than smaller cities in the countryside. This tows now were based on new principles, it was the beginning of an era where there would be more industries, trading and living in the cities rather than farming and living in the country(“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). Another positive consequence of the Black Death is the growth of medicine as a science in the West. They did a really big step infact western doctors before 1347 did still believe in scorn of the body and ancient medical false ideas like the theory of humor. But after the plague killed almost all the doctors they changed in both personnel and precept (“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). Another good consequence of was that Black Death stopped serfdom and you can clearly see the impact of a plague when you compare two areas in which one was got hit by the plague and the other one was not, as a fact in Russia where the plague wasn't that horrible as in most of the countries of Europe, serfdom kept on going until the 19th century (“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). The last and most positive consequence of the Black Death is that manpower was much more important than it was before. Now there were not a lot of
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