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Bell Ringer 1.Which revered Renaissance figure was a capable painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor AKA a “Renaissance Man?” 2.What impact did the printing press have on Europe? 3.What do you think you need to improve upon the most for your next DBQ?
Today’s Class Outcome: –Students will be able to identify political, social, and economic effects of the Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages. Agenda: –Bell Ringer: 3 Questions in your bell ringer section –Discuss Agenda & turn in DBQ’s if you needed to take yours home (absent people) –Black Death Notes & Questions –Black Death News Bulletin: Time to get creative!!!
The Middle Ages/Medieval Period Historical period between the Fall of Rome in 476 AD – Renaissance in 1350-1400 AD Feudalism is dominant economic system: –Kings granted land to nobles/bishops –Nobles/Bishops allowed peasants (serfs) to live on land in exchange for harvesting crops. –Serfs protected from invasion by nobles.
3 Column Method While listening, take notes on the possible political, social, and economic effects of the Black Death. Make a three column charts in your notes with these 3 headings. –Political = how the feudal or governing system was affected –Social = how families, individuals, or society was affected –Economic = how wages for serfs and prices for goods were affected
The Famine of 1315-1317 By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate, or overfarming. A population crisis developed – more people than the land could support. 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.
The Symptoms Bulbous – large boils on the skin Septicemic Form: almost 100% mortality rate.
Lancing a Buboe Buboe – swollen lymph node around the armpit or the groin Lancing – piercing a boil to drain it of puss
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 An obsession with death.
Feudalism & The Plague Many nobles were killed by the plague, allowing kings to establish strong city-states. Those serfs that survived the Plague benefitted due to the high demand for labor and rising wages. Those nobles that survived had to pay serfs more because competition for labor was much higher than before.
Attempts to Stop the Plague Flagellanti: Self-inflicted punishment for our sins!
Attempts to Stop the Plague Programs against the Jews Many Jews were blamed for the spread of the Black Death Jews often lived in segregated communities. Due to this, these communities were often quarantined from the Black Death. Because a significant number of Jews did not die from the Plague, they were targets of hate and persecution.
A Little Macabre Ditty “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 “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 Up to 70% of Europe’s population died. ~25,000,000 dead !!!
News Bulletin Using what you’ve learned about the political, social, and economic effects of the Black Death, create a news bulletin that describes the outbreak of the Black Death. Include the following: 1 political effect (how it affected the political structure & feudalism of Europe) 1 social effect (how structure of society was changed) 1 economic effect (how wages and prices were affected)