The 14th century was a time when the threat of disease controlled European society, putting fear into every person’s mind. The Bubonic Plague was the disease that led not only to death, but to the abandonment of chivalry and sympathy. The disease first appeared in Europe in 1347, and by the end of 1348, it had traveled across most of Europe, leaving a trail of death (doc 1). With about one third of the population dead, Europe’s society was destroyed, but it was devastated further by the pessimistic and anti semitic attitudes many of the people had. As the Black Death traveled through Europe, it left thousands dead.From 1315 to 1322, the Great Famine caused starvation and death, weakening Europe’s population.
In Europe, and more specifically in London, during Elizabethan times the plague devastated the city. Many famous people lived during this time period, including Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. The black plague affected many people's lives and culture, but specifically it affected theaters, authors, and different types of writing and plays by making them more depressing during the Elizabethan time period. Closing of Theaters There are many theaters around the world and some of them date back to the Elizabethan times. One of those theaters of that time were the Globe Theater.
River crossings, accidents, weather, and drowning, starvation, dehydration and Indian attacks caused most deaths. However, the main cause of death, by far, was disease. An estimated amount of six to ten percent of all pioneers became ill in some form. Around thirty thousand of the three hundred fifty thousand people on the trail suffered from a disease. The main illnesses were cholera, dysentery, mountain fever, and measles.
Smallpox is a highly contagious and fatal disease that had a huge impact on the human population. It is thought to have been originated from India or Egypt at least 3,000 years ago. Smallpox is caused by two variations of the variola virus, variola major and variola minor. Variola major is the most common form of smallpox. It enters the body through the lungs and is carried to the internal organs.
In summary the middle ages were not a good period rather they were a time of darkness. To start, the Middle ages were a time of disease. The black plague swept through Europe during the middle ages. The black plague was spread by bites of infected rats and fleas, it was also transmitted pneumatically through the air (Black Death Presentation). It was devastating, the plague wiped out 20,000,000 people, that was nearly ⅓ of Europe’s population (Black Death Presentation).
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest pandemics in the world. It started to spread from Eastern China, to Europe in the early 1300’s, and it reoccurred multiple times during the years to come. Merchant ships and rodents were the two main ways this disease spread and infected humans (The Black Death 1348). The symptoms for this plague were extremely painful and death was the most likely outcome in most cases. Over 50 million people died.
In 366 CE, a “violent and destructive earthquake”(Document F) followed by a tsunami hit the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, leaving Rome shocked and frightened. “Fifty thousand persons had lost their lives in the city of Alexandria alone” according to Edward Gibbon’s The History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. The vast loss of lives meant that Rome had fewer defenders for their empire. A concatenation of plagues struck the Rome’s Empire and reduced the population to less than half of what it once was.“A series of plagues...swept over the empire which brought diseases..... [to] areas like the Mediterranean, where no resistance had been established.....The population of Rome decreased from a million people to 250,000”(Document F). Empire’s population decreased, thus leaving Rome with an even smaller army and closer to its “fall”.
Thousands of years ago, a plague invaded the human world. The plague ' 'was know by the Great Pestilence, The Great plague, and the Black death ' '(Intro Doc). The plague attacked and kill around 25% and 45% of the societies it touch and/or encountered.The plague was made of three bacterial strains which created the three plagues called bubonic, pneumonic, and septimic. At this time of desesperation and agony in most homes religion such as Islam and Christianity became the most powerful force in the lives of people. The people of both religions had similar beliefs, but reacted differently.
Plagues have often afflicted the world and caused tremendous death throughout societies. Two of the most famous plagues in world history occurred in the years 431 and 552 BCE. These plagues were recorded by historians so as to not forget the tragic toll they played throughout the world. The two historians were Thucydides and Procopius. Thucydides, a historian of Greek tradition, became a victim of a plague brought on by war and documented the plague in Athens and Sparta.
The Black Death. A plague that ravaged all of Europe in the 14th century. Millions died from the infectious disease, that almost crumbled all of society in Europe. This pestilent disease had tormented and slain through the 14th century all the way to the 18th century. Relating to that topic, in the short story, "The Masque of the Red Death" , It proclaims that a ravaging disease cripples the townsfolk in the story.
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. It was a horrific disease with many different symptoms leading to death. During the Black
With over 620,000 deaths, the American Civil War was definitely one of the bloodiest wars in history. The battles between the Union and the Confederate troops raged on from 1861 to 1865 and ruined the lives and families of countless people. There were prison camps that tormented their prisoners, animals that were used until death, and diseases that ran rampant throughout the soldiers’ barracks. An average of 504 people died every day due to battle, which is actually a record (Civil War by the Numbers). Countless problems were faced by almost everyone that was a part of the battles, and by those who were only affected in second-hand ways.
Change in European Understanding of Plague in the 1348 versus 1352 Known as the “Black Death,” one of the most devastating plague pandemic wiped out approximately 30 to 60 percent of the European population, peaking in between 1348 and 1350 . It caused massive religious, social, and economic, upheaval in the European society causing great changes in the European culture and lifestyle1. Finally, when after three and a half years the first wave passed in 1351, it spared few regions causing devastation in towns, rural communities, families, and religious institutions . The plague was reportedly first introduced to Europe via the ports of Caffa and Sicily in 1347, when several Italian merchant ships returned from a trip to the Black Sea, one of the key links in trade with China . The disease was spread by the vector Rattus rattus and transmitted to people by the fleas.
This disease has commenced by mosquitoes and caused a massive amount of deaths. Not only has this epidemic dispatched numerous people it made them suffer to the point where it was unbearable to handle. Philadelphia under Siege: The Yellow Fever of 1793 is an article that states, “The number of deaths changed from ten victims a day in August to one hundred a day in October.” As a result
This four-year war would become one of the deadliest wars in history. Throughout the war, 620,000 people died, with the number one cause of death being disease! The main causes of the war were: slavery, Abraham Lincoln’s election, taxes being placed on Southern ports, and stated seceding from the Union. The first battle was at Fort Sumter. The southerners were so angry at President Lincolns election that they decided to attack Fort Sumter.