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The Culprits BACTERIA RATS FLEAS
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!
The Famine of 1315-1317 By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate. A population crisis developed. Climate changes and excessive rain in Europe produced three years of crop failures between 1315-17. As many as 15% of the peasants in some English villages died. One consequence of starvation & poverty was susceptibility to disease.
The Symptoms Bulbous Septicemic (infection of the blood,caused by bacteria) Form: almost 100% mortality rate.
From the Toggenburg Bible, 1411
Lancing a Buboe Cut open and add tree resin, roots of white lillies, and dried human feces
Medieval Art & the Plague
Bring out your dead!
Medieval Art & the Plague An obsession with death.
The Danse Macabre
Attempts to Stop the Plague A Doctor’s Robe- “Leeching”
Attempts to Stop the Plague Flagellanti: Self-inflicted “penance”(self- punishment) for our sins!
Attempts to Stop the Plague Pogroms (massacre) against the Jews “Golden Circle” obligatory badge
Death Triumphant !: A Major Artistic Theme
The Mortality Rate 35% - 70% 25,000,000 dead !!!
What were the political, economic, and social effects of the Black Death??
1347: Plague Reaches Constantinople (capital of Roman and Byzantine empire) !
Answer the following questions on your sheet of paper. Describe how the Plague spread using the map. Use directions (N,S,E,W) in your response. Which areas were harder hit? Why do you think these areas had more cases of the Plague?
Analyze and explain the connection between Mercantilism and the Crusades. What impact did these have on the spread of the Bubonic Plague? Mercantilism AKA Commercialism –the act of trading with other countries to build wealth The Crusades A series of brutal religious wars fought by Europeans to win control of Palestine – the birthplace of Christianity – from Muslim rule.
Exchange of goods and ideas (AKA cultural diffusion) Silk Cotton Spices Glass Paper Cucumbers Grapes Religious beliefs Gems Textiles Alphabet Sugar Rice Perfumes Gunpowder Porcelain