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Emmy kucheran

on 10 April 2013

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Transcript of plague

The Plague The Plague (Black Death)
had the biggest impact on
European society ever. Brutality
Origin The diminution in the population "The Plague offered its victims a
gross death,horrible to see, to
smell and to nurse"-Medival Europ
by Judith M Bennet and C. Warren Hollister Europeans did not know where this came from What? -A deadly and infectious disease caused by
bacteria (Yernia Pestis) -Originated in rodents -The main types of the plague that hit Europe are, Bubonic and Septicemic Bubonic Plague Bubonic Plague It begins in your lymph nodes which start to swell, then the bacteria spreads to muscle tissue. Then it begins reproducing itself
into more cells all over the body. Skin buboes and darkens Septicemic Plague Upon initial contact, the bacteria will go into your blood stream. Then it creates blood clots throughout the stream, within hours of catching it the clots erupt and darken your skin. can be caught by human contact Pneumonic Plague most comon type of plague Though it is the most rare it
is also the most deadly,
it is a severe lung infection. Three Major Pandemics Justinian Pandemic (541-542) It began in China, then traveled to Africa and the rest
of the Mediterranean. Killing 1/4 of its population(25 million) The Black Death (1603-1664) From China the plague came to Europe,
who lost 1/3 of its population (25-50 million) 19th and 20th century Around the world this outbrake went ; from Asia to Hawaii and the east coast of the United States, from Africa
to South America. Killing 12 million in China and India alone. The brutality of the Plague The aftermath The death average with this type back in medival times was 99-100% Brutality see types or how it spread The entrance FROM ASIA (CHINA) TO SILICY, ITALY AND ALL OF EUROPE (via the silk road) The propagation The Plague itself was originated
in rats, mice, fleas and flies. The people tried to isolate themselves by staying indoors, even wearing masks to not get the plague. They didnt know what was really giving them the disease.That being said it was also transmitted through people, and anything that had it. Queen Elizabeth even contracted small pox along
with a very small case of the Plague at age 29 The diminution
in population Death rate of 50-90% Treatment Doctors didn't know what the Plague was, or how treat it. They tried everything from plants like Valerian roots, to poison like arsenic. Valerian root was used to
treat insomnia and anxiety
back in the medieval times Arsenic is a type of poison used to kill rats. To bad the doctors where using the poison
on the wrong thing When the Europeans saw that what they where doing was not working they decided to take matters in to their own hands. They tried other means of keeping the Plague a way from them and curing it if they had it. Such as eating rich meat ,drinking fine wine and changing their mind set to happy lively thoughts. Diminution in
population, immigration When the plague arrived in the
south of Italy, the people fled north
and east to try and avoid the
disease. Little did they know it was
to hit everywhere. The aftermath Jolt in the economy Preservation of family lines "Labor shortage" After the plague finally left the people of Europe
went crazy trying to preserve family lines, so the
numbers of births and marriages went up very quickly. Being that a third of the population was gone, there where too many jobs and not enough workers, leaving a "labor shortage". To those who could work there was a lot of wealth to be had but only for a short period of time. Sill in the 1700's there where less people than before the first pandemic of the plague in 1347 Dark religion Assumptions on origins -That earthquakes released the disease -That fogs released the disease -That the Jewish poisoned the water -The most popular suspicion was that "it was a sure sign of God's anger" A " sure sign of God's anger" After the Plague left a lot of people where questioning why God would do such a thing. A lot of priests died (70%) during the pandemic because they would be staying with the ill. They would catch either septicemic, from the patients or bubonic since the hospitals didnt have the best facilities, meaning there where rats running around. That meant there was less people to preach in God's honor. The Flagellants A religious group called the Flagellants even hurt them selves to try and make amends for the worlds "sins", and try and end the Plague forever Conclusion In conclusion the Plague did have the biggest impact on European society ever, it helped shape Europe into what it is today. It may have been the most brutal, making the people more tolerant and brave of whatever else came at them. It took them a long time to get back the population, there was plenty of highs and lows in the European economy. Finally it changed the people in the after math of it all releasing the good and bad in people The Aftermath The rate of catching the Plague was over 50%!!!! at a rate of 2.5 miles/ day
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