The Black Plague

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Published on November 27, 2008

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The Black Plague - the disease, spread and impact

The Black Death 1347 - 1351 Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

The Culprits

The Famine of 1315-1317 By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate. A population crisis developed. Climate changes in Europe produced three years of crop failures between 1315-17 because of excessive rain. As many as 15% of the peasants in some English villages died. One consequence of starvation & poverty was susceptibility to disease.

By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate.

A population crisis developed.

Climate changes in Europe produced three years of crop failures between 1315-17 because of excessive rain.

As many as 15% of the peasants in some English villages died.

One consequence of starvation & poverty was susceptibility to disease.

1347: Plague Reaches Constantinople!

The Symptoms Bulbous Septicemic Form: almost 100% mortality rate.

From the Toggenburg Bible , 1411

Lancing a Buboe

The Disease Cycle Flea drinks rat blood that carries the bacteria. Flea’s gut clogged with bacteria. Bacteria multiply in flea’s gut. Flea bites human and regurgitates blood into human wound. Human is infected!

Medieval Art & the Plague

Medieval Art & the Plague Bring out your dead!

Medieval Art & the Plague An obsession with death .

Boccaccio in The Decameron The victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors.

The Danse Macabre

 

Attempts to Stop the Plague A Doctor’s Robe “ Leeching”

Attempts to Stop the Plague Flagellanti: Self-inflicted “penance” for our sins!

Attempts to Stop the Plague Pograms against the Jews “ Jew” hat “ Golden Circle” obligatory badge

Death Triumphant !: A Major Artistic Theme

A Little Macabre Ditty “ A sickly season,” the merchant said, “The town I left was filled with dead, and everywhere these queer red flies crawled upon the corpses’ eyes, eating them away.” “Fair make you sick,” the merchant said, “They crawled upon the wine and bread. Pale priests with oil and books, bulging eyes and crazy looks, dropping like the flies.”

A Little Macabre Ditty (2) “ I had to laugh,” the merchant said, “The doctors purged, and dosed, and bled; “And proved through solemn disputation “The cause lay in some constellation. “Then they began to die.” “First they sneezed,” the merchant said, “And then they turned the brightest red, Begged for water, then fell back. With bulging eyes and face turned black, they waited for the flies.”

A Little Macabre Ditty (3) “ I came away,” the merchant said, “You can’t do business with the dead. “So I’ve come here to ply my trade. “You’ll find this to be a fine brocade…” And then he sneezed……….!

The Mortality Rate 35% - 70% 25,000,000 dead !!!

What were the political, economic, and social effects of the Black Death??

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