The Black Death

The Black Death

2 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 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...
The Path of the Plague

The Path of the Plague

3 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 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. Origins of the Plague It is believed the plague originated in Asia and moved...
The Doctor’s Protective Suit

The Doctor’s Protective Suit

2 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 The Doctor’s Robe The nose of the sinister costume was supposed to act as a filter, being filled with materials imbued with perfumes and alleged disinfectants. The lenses were supposed to protect the eyes from the miasmas....
The Effect on Europe

The Effect on Europe

8 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 What’s In This Guide Art Children Effect Over Time 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...
Quotes on the Black Death

Quotes on the Black Death

3 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 “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...
The Effect on Art & Music

The Effect on Art & Music

2 minutes to read | Updated for 2018 Before the Black Deathof 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,...

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