Category Archives: Black Death

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Category Archives: Black Death

  • The Effect on Art & Music

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    Before the Black Death of the 14th century, music was happy and frequently heard. As the plague raged, music was played very grimly or not at all. The only exceptions were people who decided that since they were going to die anyway, they might as well spend the rest of their life in happiness. The somber change in…

  • Efforts to Stop the Plague

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    Efforts to Stop the Plague Although the government had medical workers try to prevent the plague, it persisted. Most medical workers quit and journeyed away because they feared catching disease themselves. “When the government acts to prevent or control a calamity, but the calamity persists, people turn to cures. Many believed that the disease was transmitted upon…

  • Changes in the Economy

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    Probably the greatest impact left by the Black Death was Europe’s economic infrastructure. Most significantly, valuable artisan skills disappeared due to the decimated working class. The few skilled workers who survived became even more valuable than the wealthy. The social structure began to change, giving once-poor laborers a greater voice. Peasants and artisans demanded higher wages. Serfs seeking liberation from tilling…

  • The Path of the Plague

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    If the plague had only remained in one city, the containment might have spared Europe. Unfortunately, the plague spread when people fled to other cities. It is believed the plague originated in Asia and moved west with Mongol armies and traders. “According to a traditional story, the plague came to Europe from the town of Caffa,…

  • The Effect on Europe

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    How did the Black Death affect European civilization? It affected Europe’s population and also its economy. Changes in the size of civilization led to changes in trade, in the church, in music and art, and in many other things. The Black Death killed off a massive portion of Europe’s population. Plagues spread farther when they affect weakened people, and…

  • Quotes on the Black Death

    By k2forma | 7 months ago

    Quotes: Boccaccio said that the victims “ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors in paradise.” “Neither physicians nor medicines were effective. Whether because these illnesses were previously unknown or because physicians had not previously studied them, there seemed to be no cure. There was such a fear that no one seemed to…

  • How Black Death Was Transmitted

    By k2forma | 7 months ago

    How was the Black Death transmitted? The three forms of the Black Death were transmitted two ways. The septicemic and bubonic plague were transmitted with direct contact with a flea, while the pneumonic plague was transmitted through airborne droplets of saliva coughed up by bubonic- or septicemic-infected humans. The bubonic and septicemic plagues were transmitted…

  • The Black Death: Home

    By k2forma | 8 months ago

    The Black Death:   The Culprit: Oriental Rat Flea Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Siphonaptera Family: Pulicidae Genus and Species: Xenopsylla cheopis The Black Death was one of the worst natural disasters in history. In 1347 A.D., a great plague swept over Europe and ravaged cities, causing widespread hysteria and death. One third of…

  • The Black Death

    By k2forma | 8 months ago

    The Black Death The Black Death came in three forms: the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Each different form of plague killed people in a vicious manner. All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The most commonly seen form was the bubonic plague. The mortality rate was 30-75%. Its symptoms were enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes…

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