2The 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)
3What is the Black Plague A plague caused by the bacterium Pastuerella pestis
4Multiple names Multiple names How do you think these names formed? The Bubonic PlaqueThe Black DeathThe Black PlagueHow do you think these names formed?
5Three types of the Black Plague Pneumonic plagueAttacked the lungsSepticemic plagueRarest form and most deadlyTraveled in the blood streamBubonic plagueMost commonEgg-sized swellings called buboesAppreared on the neck, armpits, and groinCaused fever and delerium
6Where did the Plague come from? Plague originated in the Gobi Desert in MongoliaSpread through Europe on trade routes such as the Silk Road
7What carried the plague The plague was hosted by fleasThe fleas were hosted by ratsRats were on the ships that were used to trade goods
8Consequences of the Plague One-Third of Europe’s population died as a result of the plagueEstimated to be 25 million peopleWho was effected by the plague?EveryonePriestSkilled workersCommon man
9With so many deaths… With so many deaths what did people do? What happened to skilled positions?