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1 The Black Plague

2 The Plague: Primary Source Quotes Taken from Jackdaw’s The Black Death Packet “So great was the want of laborers that a third part and more of the land throughout the entire kingdom went uncultivated [unfarmed].” - A chronicler in England (The Economic Effect, Broadsheet VI) “…with constant fever, there were external carbuncles, or buboes [swollen, red, puss-filled lump beneath the skin], under the arm or in the groin and the disease ran its course in five days. The contagion was so great, especially when there was blood-spitting, that even by looking at the sick, people seemed to take it.” - Guy de Chauliac, physician to Pope Clement VI (Diagnosis, Broadsheet II) By April, 1348, “more than half the people at Avignon [French village] are already dead and within the walls of the city there are more than 7,000 houses shut up. In three months…62,000 bodies have been buried in Avignon.” - Anonymous writer (Rules and Regulations Broadsheet III)

3 A plague caused by the bacterium Pastuerella pestis What is the Black Plague

4 Multiple names – The Bubonic Plaque – The Black Death – The Black Plague How do you think these names formed?

5 1.Pneumonic plague – Attacked the lungs 2.Septicemic plague – Rarest form and most deadly – Traveled in the blood stream 3.Bubonic plague – Most common – Egg-sized swellings called buboes – Appreared on the neck, armpits, and groin – Caused fever and delerium Three types of the Black Plague

6 Plague originated in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia Spread through Europe on trade routes such as the Silk Road Where did the Plague come from?

7 The plague was hosted by fleas The fleas were hosted by rats Rats were on the ships that were used to trade goods What carried the plague

8 One-Third of Europe’s population died as a result of the plague – Estimated to be 25 million people Who was effected by the plague? – Everyone Priest Skilled workers Common man Consequences of the Plague

9 With so many deaths what did people do? What happened to skilled positions? With so many deaths…


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