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The Black Death Essay

The Black Death happened during 1348 on the European shores which affected 30 to 60% of the population of Europe and also affected the countries which were connected to European trade route.  It was the worst plague faced ever by any country or the state. This plague started with the flue, and then the victim felt swell beneath his armpits which then caused the death of the victim. This disease made the people so sick and worried that the people started to kill themselves. Agnolo himself buried his family by his hand and lost his wife too. 

This plague spread so rapidly that the people were unable to understand its causes. The victim could just feel flue at the start and died within two days. The plague was spreading all over Europe, and so it was causing so many cultural, social and economic issues for Europe. When the half of the population was killed by this plague, the people started to consider that it is God’s punishment for them and the people thought that;

“God is deaf nowadays, and for our guilt, he grinds good men to dust” (Noymer, 2007)

This plague was also leaving negative impacts on the medieval society. This plague had kept this society busy in hostility, greed, confusion, abuse, remorse, and genuine caring. However, it also raised a great violence between the Christians and Jews in Germany. Not only in Germany but also all over the world, the Christians started to kill thousands of Jews, and they were burned just because they were considered to be the reason for the plague (Wilson, 2012).

Due to the plague, Europe could not make its trade, and that affected the economic condition of Europe in the worst way. It was also considered that the plague is spreading all over the World due to trading with Europe and this concept affected the economic condition of Europe too. However, this was the worst disaster, faced by Europe (Dyer, 1998).

Work Cited

Dyer, C. (1998). King Death: The Black Death and its Aftermath in Late-Medieval England. The English Historical .

Noymer, A. (2007). Contesting the Cause and Severity of the Black Death: a review essay. Population and Development .

Wilson, D. W. (2012). Encyclopedia of the Black Death. Reference & User Services Quarterly .




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