Social And Economic Effects Of The Black Death

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In Europe alone, it wiped out at least one third or two third of the population. (Economic) The Black Death finally ended in relatively 1350, and deep economic changes turned up. Worldwide trade dropped, and wars in Europe suspended during. People had abandoned farms and villages during the plague. Serfs were no longer tied to their previous plot of land. Due to a severe labor shortage, serf survivors were able to demand higher wages and better working conditions from their new landlords. This may have contributed to the rise of capitalism. Many serfs moved to cities and contributed to the rise in urbanization and industrialization. (Cultural) Medieval society did not know what caused the plague or how it spread. Most blamed the suffering as
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