I. INTRODUCTION The Black Death arrived in Europe on October 1348 when 12 Genoese trading ships arrived at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks that was about to greet the ships met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever and delirious from pain. Also, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.”
Summary: The book The Plague by Albert Campus is about the city of Oran a coastal town in North Africa who is hit with a plague (epidemic) at the start people start to relies and miss what they usually take for granted for example their loved ones like Rambert who is a journalist from Paris. The first sign of the plague or foreshadowing would the rat that Dr. Bernard Rieux found in the front of his hospital where he was just leaving the rat had blood coming out of the mouth he thought it was youngsters that did it as a prank so he easily dismissed it but over the course of time the increase of dead rats appearing around the city began to startle the citizen of Oran. The very first victim to fall to the plague would be M. Michel who showed
Woosh! Everyone is in their homes, trying to protect themselves from the deadly disease sweeping through the countryside. That plague was the Black Death, and it killed nearly two-thirds of the population in Medieval Europe. Miasma, bad air, and rats are possible causes of the horrible plague Black Death. In exhibit D, titled “The Miasma”, it explains that Plague doctors wore strange masks to protect from Miasma.
The Black Plague and its causes The effects of the Black Plague on Medieval Europe was caused by infected rats, dirty cities, and bad hygiene. There was a mortality rate of 31% When the black plague was in effect in Medieval Europe (Gottfried S. Robert). Many people thought it was the end of the world because of so many people dying, at such of high rate, family members would bury one another. One of the reasons that the black Plague started was because of rats.
The reactions from the Christians and the Muslims to the greatly feared disease, known as the Black Death or the Great Plague were different in several ways. The first Plague was documented from 541 to 544 CE. Known as the Plague of Justinian. The Plague came in three different ways: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. With bubonic being the most common.
The Black Death is the name for a terrible disease that spread throughout Europe from 1347 to 1350. There was no cure for the disease and it was highly contagious. How did it start? The plague likely started in Asia and traveled westward along the Silk Road. The disease was carried by fleas that lived on rats.
The Great Mortality, or Black Plague as it’s more commonly known, had a significant impact on the atmosphere of Medieval Europe. Social and economic institutions crumbled, religious and medical prowess were strained to their absolute limits, and many people suffered extreme psychological trauma. Many historians believe that the plague was what officially marked an end of the so called “dark ages” and provided a platform for the European Renaissance to begin. The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 A Brief History with Documents author John Albreth understands that by the time plague struck, Medieval Europe was already in a weakened state, which presented the opportunity for the European Renaissance to be, “forged in the crucible
The plague is usually treated by strong and effective antibiotics, intravenous fluids, oxygen, and sometimes breathing support. People who come into contact with patients with the Pneumonic Plague are usually given a short course of weak antibiotics as a safety measure. SOMETIME OLD WAYS ARE NOT THE BEST WAYS! People in medieval Europe did some crazy things while trying to cure the black death. Some examples of this include: 1.open your vains and let a pint of blood pour out 2.
The Black Plague, a disease many would agree was both one of the most devastating and poignant events to occur in European History. A time of persecution and suffering, many had to endure the effects that the Black Plague brought with it. Amidst the consequences suffered by those carrying the disease, came the ramifications that those who were not directly affected experienced. A few ramifications were self-evident, such as trade, others were concealed within the fear that the population had lost so much already, they could no longer afford to lose anything else, whether that be dignity or pride. The plague caused many to question their religious outlook, the lack of knowledge caused false cures to develop and affected the interactions throughout Europe.
In the thirteenth century in Europe, the population had a relatively good life. Filled with fair weather and an expanding count of humans, progression seemed to be running smoothly along. However, something terrible was brewing on the horizon: toward the end of the century, a natural disaster hit in a magnitude that had never been seen before by anyone. The Bubonic Plague was a form of sickness that spread through Europe in the Black Death’s reign, riding on infected rats from fleas. This deadly bacterium, Yersinia pestis, killed “50 to 60 percent of its victims” (page 284) and was accompanied by “high fever, swelling joints, swelling of the lymph nodes, and dark blotches caused by bleeding beneath the skin” (page 284).