The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
Introduction The Black Death, swept across Europe in the late 1340, was one of the most fatal epidemics in the history. It should be noted that the name ‘Black Death’ was created in later ages. Contemporaries didn’t have specific name for it but called it ‘plague’ or ‘epidemic’. The Black Death arrived in the ports of Europe first in 1347, and soon spread in all directions in the next three years, and brought immediate death to victims. The breakout of the Black Death was considered as punishment from god, but this essay will explore three main factors which create a specific circumstance for breakout and spread of the Black Death.
Introduction The research project I will be talking about is The Black Death also commonly known as the Bubonic Plague that happened in the 14th century in Medieval Europe. It was harmful to the people and the economy of Europe. The Black Death caused many people to die starting from China all the way to Europe resulting in a decrease in the economy and the armed forces. Originated The Black Death originally came from Central Asia during the 1338s and made its way to China and Italy by 1346. It then infected the Black Sea Port in Kaffa by 1347 and went to China westward traveling through the Silk Road.
Black Death is one of the most deadly and violent diseases of the medieval times. Black Death is a disease that spreads quickly. There is three types of plague and every type of them is deadly. This is the disease that killed so many people that it took 400 years for the population to regain numbers. Black Death is the most thought-provoking and lethal disease from the medieval period (historytoday.com).
Thousands killed in the Leopold outbreak. King Leopold should be condemned for his brutal actions, and for making the population more then half in population, like in Lukolela “The population in the villages of Lukolela in January 1891 must have been not less than 6,000 people, but when I counted the whole population in Lukolela at the end of December 1896. I found it to be only 719… but judge of my heartache when on counting them all again on Friday and Saturday last, to find only a population of 352 people.” (Document 5) In 1800-1900’s, King Leopold wanted to and planned to take control of the Congo people. He promised many people that he would do great things fo their land. The things he promised were to secure opportunities for all of
If untreated, people still can die from the plague, which in the United States occurs in the wild(“Plague Occurs”). The last urban outbreak of the plague in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924 to 1925(“Plague Occurs”). Europe’s population went down quick because of the plague and it impacted tons of people(Dobson 11). 60 percent of Europe’s entire population , 50 million were killed(Benedictow). The plague impacted parts of Asia today and people are being killed by the disease.
This also indicates that the citizens desired to change badly and that’s why they took this action and took an oath that they will make a new constitution. The third estate declared themselves as the national assembly. In conclusion, Louis XVI was the main cause of the French Revolution because all the causes link together for example, he didn’t lead the country properly this means that he didn’t help his people and was not definitely giving taxes out fairly because he put soo much taxes on the poor peasants and this caused the peasants to rebel against Louis by breaking into the Bastille and stealing everything, also demanding food from Louis because they did not have the money to by food for
The 19th century brought tremendous advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, but Charles Booth’s investigations between 1886 and 1903 into the Life and Labor of the people in London revealed that approximately thirty percent of the population still lived in poverty. The average number of persons to an inhabited house in London and its neighboring urban districts increased compared with the numbers in 1891. By the end of the century, the overcrowding in London was almost thirty percent or sixteen per cent of the whole population. This happened mainly because quarters had been destroyed in accordance with the slum clearances. As a result the unhoused moved to other districts.
During the mid-fourteenth century, a plague hit Europe. Initially spreading through rats and subsequently fleas, it killed at least one-third of the population of Europe and continued intermittently until the 18th century. There was no known cure at the time, and the bacteria spread very quickly and would kill an infected person within two days, which led to structural public policies, religious, and medical changes in Europe. The plague had an enormous social effect, killing much of the population and encouraging new health reforms, it also had religious effects by attracting the attention of the Catholic Church, and lastly, it affected the trade around Europe, limiting the transportation of goods. As a response to the plague that took place
It was the Spring of 1348, and the citizens of Europe were malnourished due to limited food supplies for such a large population. This made them more susceptible to the outbreak of the Black Death. The Black Death originated in Asia, then moved westward into Sicily. From Sicily, the plague crept its way up through Europe infecting millions of people, in total killing more than one third of Europe’s population. In fact, over fifty percent of the population of Siena died, along with fifty percent of Paris, eighty percent of Florence, and over two thirds of Venice.
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.
The plague then started to infect thousands and thousands until 35% of Europe’s population was deceased. This reduced the world population in total to seventy-five to one hundred million people. Massive loss of life was caused. For a short time war stopped and trade declined. Many of the serfs died, so the remaining ones demanded higher wages.
It was generally known as the Dark Ages, as it was a time of stress and confusion for both rich and poor. Without an emperor controlling them, the feudal system was created because it was thought to create order. After all, it is simply putting different people where they belong, but this was not the case, fighting and disease started to spread throughout Western Europe. One of the most popular diseases in Western Europe was the Black Death. The terrifying epidemic also called the Great Illness, existed between 1347 and 1351, lasting 4 whole years.
Nearly 30% of europeans living in the Americas during the epidemic would succumb to smallpox totaling thousands. But the indigenous population fared much worse. Nearly 90% would be eradicated by smallpox. A result of having no immunity to the newly introduced virus.
The decline in wages, no equal rights, and flat charge were the main factors of peasant revolt like the Jacquerie and Ciompi that happened in France. The nobles felt threatened by the rebellion, King Richard II tried to make promises to calm the peasants, but he then reneged and arrested the rebels, however, he did eliminate the poll tax trying to end the social upheaval. There were many political issues during the days in the Black Death which characterized the later European