History middle ages 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. The second plague pandemic in medieval europe started with the black death epidemic of 1347-1353 and killed millions of people over a time span of four centuries it is commonly thought that after its initial introduction from asia, the disease persisted in europe in rodent reservoirs until it eventually disappeared. A description of the black death in europe and its effect on society 2,685 words 6 pages a history of the epidemic of the black death 682 words 2 pages. A fascinating account of the phenomenon known as the black death, this volume offers a wealth of documentary material focused on the initial outbreak of the plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century. The black death arrived on european shores in 1348 by 1350, the year it retreated, it had felled a quarter to half of the region's population in 1362, 1368, and 1381, it struck again—as it would periodically well into the 18th century.
Introduction the black plague cut a huge swath of devastation through the heart of 14th century europe the path of the black death in europe history and. The black death or bubonic plague was one of the most devastating crises in human history the plague manifested in europe between 1348 and 1350 and around h. Considered to be history's most devastating pandemic, the black death claimed anywhere between 75 to 200 million lives within four short years as it marched across europe, scandinavia, northern africa, the middle east and central asia. Introduction the black death was the first and most lethal outbreak of a disease that entered italy during the end of 1347 and the beginning of 1348 and then spread across europe in the following few years.
The black death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history the disease spread fast and covered the territory from china to england and the ultimate western part of europe, covering almost entire europe within several years. The impact of the black death on jewish history cannot be underestimated it accelerated the movement of from western europe to the east, especially poland, which was almost exempt from the black death. There is little in history that compares to the effect that the bubonic plague, popularly known as the black death, had on medieval europe in some areas, the disease killed as much as one-third of the population. Black death: black death, pandemic that ravaged europe between 1347 and 1351, taking a proportionately greater toll of life than any other known epidemic or war up to that time.
The black death created a race for survival and all were playing as they continued to run from the plague, the people of europe felt that they needed to blame someone for causing the outrage at this time in history, christians persecuted jews in europe and blamed them for bad luck and even bad weather. In medieval europe one of the main predators of the black rat was the cat, domesticated by the ancient egyptians and introduced on the continent by the phoenicians in. Part one introduction: the black death in history it so happened that in the month of october in the year of our lord 1347, around the ﬁrst of that month, twelve genoese galleys, ﬂeeing. A fascinating work of detective history, the black death traces the new england journal of medicine the epidemiology of plague and its introduction into europe,.
Coming out of the east, the black death reached the shores of italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across europe unprecedented in recorded history by the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of europe's population had fallen victim. Black death plague introduction viewed as one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, black death plague resulted in the death of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in europe from 1346 to 1353. The black death, also known as the great plague, the black plague, or the plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in eurasia and peaking in europe from 1347 to 1351.
The black death brought about great change in attitude, culture, and general lifestyle in europe a group of individuals known as the flagellants traveled from town to town beating themselves and inflicting any other punishment that they believed would help atone for the wrongs that they believed had brought about god's wrath. The black death spread from italy and infected most countries in europe, including france, spain, portugal, england, germany, norway, russia and even as far north as iceland the plague spread so quickly throughout europe because many of the towns and cities were cramped and dirty, which gave an ideal home to the infected rats. Transcript of lesson 1: the black death - introduction the disease spread rapidly from china to italy and then to the rest of europe sose/history the black. The great mortality: an intimate history of the black death, the most devastating plague of all time by john kelly la moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the european and asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake.