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  • Different Form Of Plague
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    The Black Death The Black Death was the name given to an epidemic of bubonic plague that devastated Europe in the mid-14th century, so-called because of the black spots that appeared on the bodies of the victims. Spread by fleas that had fed on the blood of infected rodents, the plague is estimated to have killed off from 25% to 50% of the European population between 1347 and 1351. The Black Death erupted in the Gobi Desert in the late 1320's. No one really knows why. The plague bacillus was ali...
  • Great London Plague Of 1665
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    Europe has experience two great plagues throughout its history. The first came in 1347, it was known as the Black Death. The second hit Europes most famous city, London, in late 1664 or early 1665; residents called it the Great London Plague. During these two plagues, there arose two men willing to tell the world of the horrors these two plagues brought with them. Giovanni Boccaccio, in his Decameron told about the horrors of the 1347 Black Plague. Daniel Defoe, in A Journal of the Plague Year i...
  • September Of 1348 The Bubonic Plague
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    The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, had many negative as well as positive effects on medieval Europe. While being one of the worst and deadliest diseases in the history of the world, it indirectly helped Europe break grounds for some of the basic necessities for life today. The Black Death erupted in the Gobi Desert in the late 1320's, but one really knows why. The plague bacillus was alive and active long before that; as Europe itself had suffered an epidemic in the 6th century. But the disease...
  • Tragedy The Black Plague
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    The Black Death World know Tragedy The Black Plague was an epidemic that occurred in 1347. The plague ravaged and destroyed the Far East. After time it destroyed the outskirts of Easter Europe. For months Europe was disturbed from everything trying to escape the claws of the plague. After destroying Europe it rapidly spread to North Africa, Germany, Scandinavia, France and many other neighboring countries. The plague decapitated Europe's population, taking about 25 million souls during its occur...
  • Bubonic Plague
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    The Black Plague Then The people of the Crimea were dying from a plague. Believing it was a foreign disease brought to their shores by Italian merchants, the people of the East got back at the Italians by exposing them to the corpses of the victims. Ships arrived from Caff a at the port of Messina, Sicily. A few dying men clung to the oars; the rest lay dead on the decks. Ships carrying the good the Italians wanted now came with the plague. Turned away from Messina, ships traveled on to Genoa an...
  • Spread Of The Disease
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    The Bubonic Plague was spread from China to Italy in 1347 when a fleet of merchant ships returned home from a trip to the Black Sea. As they docked in Sicily many of the crewmembers had already died. The disease spread rapidly through the city and surrounding countryside. By the following August the plague had spread north, reaching England. This is where the disease was dubbed "The Black Death" because a symptom was black spots on the skin. Fleas were a main carrier of the plague, and since the...
  • Deaths From The Plague
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    A plague is a bacterial infection that can take on more than one form. One of the greatest plagues that have stricken mankind throughout history was the Black Death. The Black Death was the outbreak of the bubonic plague that struck Europe and the Mediterranean area between 1347 and 1351. This plague was the most severe plague that hit the earth because of its origin (the spread), the symptoms, and the effects of the plague. Scientists and historians are still unsure about the origins of the bub...
  • Plague To Europe
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    Black Death, outbreak of bubonic plague that struck Europe and the Mediterranean area from 1347 through 1351. It was the first of a cycle of European plague epidemics that continued until the early 18th century. A cycle of ancient plagues had preceded these plagues between the 6th and 8th centuries AD; another cycle of modern followed them, but less deadly, plagues that began in the late 19th century and continue in the 20th century. The term 'Black Death' was not used to refer to the plagues of...
  • Plague Hit Europe
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    The Plague The rats did it! Rats, almost single handed ly, killed off about a third of the European population throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. Its effects on western civilization still lasts today, but for the people who lived during the plagues wish indeed that they did not. Society was depressed, the economy was struggling, food was scarce, and all of Europe was in battle. Who would want to live in these dramatic conditions? No one, and not for centuries to come. The Plague, also known...
  • Devastation Of The Black Plague
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    The Black Death The Black Death, the most severe epidemic in human history, ravaged Europe from 1347-1351. This plague killed entire families at a time and destroyed at least 1,000 villages. Greatly contributing to the Crisis of the Fourteenth Century, the Black Death had many effects beyond its immediate symptoms. Not only did the Black Death take a devastating toll on human life, but it also played a major role in shaping European life in the years following. The Black Death consisted mainly o...
  • Black Plague
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    virulence that the course of human history changed forever (Wark). In its second pandemic, the bubonic plague, mostly referred to as the Black Death, wiped out almost a third of Europe's population. The Black Death was a horrible tragedy that was responsible for many deaths and caused many changes in the 14th through 17th century. The bubonic plague could not have spread on it's own: it needed help. For instance, natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, drove rats to look for shelter i...
  • Immediate Result Of The Black Death
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    Arun The Black Death-Transcript What I will speak about: 1. Introduction 2. History 3. How the disease spreads? 4. Description of Symptoms 5. Immediate Result 6. Later Result 7. Conclusion The Black Death was one of the most feared plagues in the world. It adapted its' name from the way it would turn its victim a bluish-black in colour. It was the most vastly spread disease throughout the world in the 1300s' due to the fact flea infested rats carried it around. Back in that time hygiene control ...
  • Root Cause Of The Black Death Plague
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    In the early 1300's, there was a gigantic decline of population. This was caused by a plague. A horrible plague. This was known as the Black Death. It was the most deadly thing around back then, and it was a very disgusting plague. The Black Death began in Asia and China, and very quickly spread across the world to Europe. It started on returning ships and traveling vessels that carry loads of spices. On the vessels, were rats and mice that had been diagnosed with this deadly plague. They had go...
  • People In The Middle Ages
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    Explanations for the Black Plague The Black Plague was an epidemic that occurred roughly (still exists today in African countries such as Madagascar) from 1300-1550 in Europe. The Black Death as it was also known killed one out of every three people in Europe. The most common explanation in the Middle Ages for the Black Plague was that it was god showing his wrath to those who had committed sins (God's will). Other explanations for the Plague in the Middle Ages were: -Invisible particles in the ...
  • Questions About The Bubonic Plague
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    By the mid-1300's, over 3 million people had died from what was known as to be the worst epidemic in the history of mankind. The bubonic plague, or the notorious Black Death, was a mystery to the medieval time period as it took 1/3 of Europe's population. Many people, like myself, have heard of this disease but the facts behind this infamous killer are unknown. I shall explore the background and the effects of the Black Death and how this horrific disease had found its way to the shores of Engla...
  • Black Plague
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    "It is hard to understand how anyone could not view the death penalty as morally problematic, . The Black Death was a disease that spread all over Europe. It was highly unpleasant and took only three or four days to kill you. Most importantly, it was the most contagious or wide spread disease of the time. The Black Death killed one third of Europe's population between 1347 and 1351. Historians believe that there were two different plagues at this time. One of these plagues was called the Bubonic...
  • Black Plague
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    The Black Plague (Bubonic Plague) The Black Plague was a chronic disease; the disease causes fever and extreme pain in the lymph glands called Buboes that is how it got its name, Bubonic Plague. The plague causes spots which are originally red then turn into a blackish sort of colour The Black Plague was originally in rodents then it got passed to flies and other insects then to us humans. The Black Plague all started when a group of Italian Ships came from the Black Sea and then to China to tra...
  • Accounts Of The Plague
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    In the 1340's, approximately one third to one half the population of Europe was wiped out by what was called "The Black Death? The people of the time were armed with little to no understanding of why and how the plague happened and how to control it; and this allowed for the vast destruction that occurred in little more than three years time. The origin of the epidemic has, with little doubt, been identified as Lake Iss yk-Kou l in what is now a part of Russian Central Asia. A flood, or some oth...
  • Bubonic Plague
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    Myths, controversial stories, and issues with twists and double meanings catch my attention and force me to want to know more. I am extremely interested in the unexplainable things in life. My mother received an e-mail concerning the mythology behind the European nursery rhymes from a colleague. Being the anti-internet junkie that she is, my mom disregarded the e-mail. A few mornings later, on her way to school her attention was turned to the Bob and Sherry radio show. The topic they were discus...
  • Black Death Black Death Plague
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    Plague Black Death Black Death Plague is a term applied randomly in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now restricted to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thick bacillus, Yersinia pestis. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. Bubonic plague is the best-known form and is so called because it is characterized by the appearance of buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, i...

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