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  • Plague To Humans And Rodents Ships
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    web Bubonic plague has had a major impact on the history of the world. Caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, and transmitted by fleas often found on rats, bubonic plague has killed over 50 million people over the centuries. Burrowing rodent populations across the world keep the disease present in the world today. Outbreaks, though often small, still occur in many places. The use of antibiotics and increased scientific knowledge first gained in the 1890's have reduced the destruction of plagu...
  • Fleas Cause Humans
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    Fleas are very small insects. They are all flightless and do not have eyes, although two may be present. Their antennae's are short and their mouthparts are adapted for piercing and sucking. The female flea lays a few eggs daily that total up to 300 to 400 in its lifetime. The eggs are laid usually on animals and most drop off where they spend most of their time. Bedding, floor crevices, carpeting, along baseboards and areas near their favorite sleeping and napping sites are especially likely pl...
  • Half Century Prior To The Black Death
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    F.F. Cartwright, "The Years of the Plague", in A Social History of Medicine (London: Longman, 1977), pp. 58-74. In "The Years of Plague" F.F. Cartwright provides an overview of conditions existing in Britain at the beginning of the 14th century and examines the impact of plague on subsequent changes to social, political, and economic systems that took place during the following centuries. He also provides a detailed discussion of the causes, occurrence, and disappearance of plague, effectively d...
  • 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...
  • Infestations Of Plague
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    The coming of the Black Death, when in just two years perhaps one third to one half of Europe's population was destroyed, marks a watershed in Medieval and Renaissance European History. Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) had been absent from Western Europe for nearly a millenium when it appeared in 1348. The reaction was immediate and devastating. Up to two thirds of the population of many of the major European cities succumbed to the plague in the first two years. Government, trade and commerce v...
  • Feudalism Peaked Around The 13th Century
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    Feudalism is defined in the dictionary as A political and economic system of medieval Europe by which a landowner granted land to a vassal in exchange for homage and military service. Feudalism arose in Europe and began to mature near the 8th century. Feudalism peaked around the 13th century then started to slowly decline. Feudalism was caused by many factors such as the weakness and breakdown of governments. The lack of government order forced the local nobles to take on the responsibility of p...
  • 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...
  • Effects Of The Black Plague On Europe
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    The Black Plague (also known as the Black Death or Bubonic Plague) of the 1300's is considered by many historians to be one of the most influential events and turning point in the transition from medieval to modern-day Europe. Some analysts even compare its devastation to that of World War I, since "25% to 50% of Europe's population were killed during the onslaught" of the plague (Gottfried, 77). While "no one rich, middling, or poor, was safe from the plague" (Platt, 97), those affected the mos...
  • Cause Of The Black Plague
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    The Bubonic Plague In this world we " ve seen many forms of death. From natural disasters of unfathomable and devastating proportions to war which shed the untainted blood of soldiers and civilians alike, our mass killings have all been delivered by visibly enormous forces, which have consumed and gratified their lust for life before our very eyes. This was true until the introduction of a killer so small and intangible it left almost an entire nations skeptic and dying, searching for the answer...
  • Theories Of The Plague's Cause
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    Cantor states that, No one – peasant or aristocrat – was safe from the disease [bubonic plague], and once it was contracted, a horrible and painful death was almost a certainty. The dead and the dying lay in the streets abandoned by frightened friends and relatives (482). This certainly paints an accurate and horrifying picture of the fourteenth century during the plague. The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death or The Plague, (Hindley 103) was one of the major scourges of t...
  • Effects The Plague
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    THE BLACK DEATH RESEARCH PAPER No one was exempt as it swept in off the shores and into the countryside laying its burden of death and pestilence. Europe had prospered readily for about 300 years prior to the beginning of the 1300's, but a series of natural disasters occurred. Poor harvests and famine were common and as the prosperous years came to a close, economies were in recession at the onset of the Black Death. Europe, on a whole, would take a step backward. There have been plagues through...

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