The Black Death: The Plague In Europe

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The Black Death was a plague that affected Europe between 1347 and 1351. It is said that the plague was caused by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. The plague was created in the inner part of Asia and China, the plague got to the Europeans in 1347 when a Kipchak army overwhelmed a trading post in Crimea. The disease spread from the Mediterranean ports, then affecting Sicily, North Africa, Italy, Spain, England, France, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic lands. It is said that the plague went to Europe many times and that it got into Europe from trade routes in waves from Asia, it came in the waves because the climate instability affected the population of rodents that were infected with the fleas that carried the plague. The plague were grouped lumps near the area of lymph. The mortality rate since the Black Death varied from place to place, for example areas like the duchy of Milan, Flanders and Béarn seem to have overcome the plague easily, but areas like Tuscany, Aragon, Catalonia and Languedoc were seriously affected. Towns…show more content…
One drastic consequence was that the land available for cultivation decreased insanely due to the death of laborers who died because of the plague and this consequence lasted a long period of time. The plague also brought as a consequence the increase in the wage for artisans and peasants. The shortage of labor made Europeans substitute wages or money rents in place of labor services in an effort to keep their tenants. The plague changed the course of life in the middle ages because it bought changes like improvements in medical literature, programs of public sanitation, the fall of feudalism and other manorial systems and almost complete control of the Catholic Church. Certain cities imposed programs to prevent contagion and improved sanitation. Florence and Venice created associations for public health in

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