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Ch. 8.5 Pgs. 269-271, 274-275 What Was The Bubonic Plague?  Black Death  Horrible epidemic  Killed many people  Throughout the middle ages  In Europe,

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2 Ch. 8.5 Pgs ,

3 What Was The Bubonic Plague?  Black Death  Horrible epidemic  Killed many people  Throughout the middle ages  In Europe, Asia, North Africa and many other places  Worst case: Europe in  ( The bubonic plague was less than 1 mm in size but it had destroyed more than 2/3 of Europe during the Dark ages.)

4 How Was It Spread?  A ship returning from China in 1347  Had goods with rats that are carrying fleas who have the plague.  The rats ran off and the fleas had hopped off the rats  A few months later: spread throughout Italy  1348: spread to Spain and France  carried who carried

5 ( The map, behind shows how fast the plague has spread around Europe during the late 1340’s – early 1350’s.)

6 Effects on Normal Life  Some isolated themselves, others tried to flee but died trying.  Induced terror and paranoia  Jews were thought to have poison the wells.  People turned to magic and witchcraft.  1 in 3 people died  “Wrath from God”  “End of the World”  “Political and Economic Turmoil”

7 Effects On The Church.  “Why did God spare some and kill others?”  Many people tried to pray to God in hopes of him taking away all of these disasters.  However with the church having a schism in 1378, people had began to question Christianity. (Various people would go to church and continuously pray to God to remove the plague.)

8 Effects on the Economy  People could not go to their jobs and produce goods for the towns.  Production declined  People demanded higher wages, which the government refused to give.  The economy in Europe went into turmoil. (The economy in Europe in the dark ages went down the tubes, almost as same as the Great Depression in America.)

9 Symptoms Of The Plague  Vomiting  Black spots on chest  Painful swellings in the armpits or legs  Extremely high fever  Abdominal and muscular pain  Diarrhea (mostly bloody)  Hallucinations  Death

10 Could Medical Science Help?  Medical science at the time had pretty much little or no effect on the plague.  Doctors were reduced to use everything from surgery to magic.  In fact most treatments actually caused more damage than it was supposed to prevent.  (A typical dark ages doctor who wore a mask, a protective robe and a long stick full of herbs, to prevent catching the plague.)

11 Famous Music or Art One of the most famous poems is “Ring around the Rosie.”  “Ring around the Rosie  “A pocket full of posies”  “Ashes, ashes”  “We all fall down.”

12  Hans Holbein’s “Danse Macabre ”

13  Hans Holbein’s “Story A Day in May”

14 Questions  How did the Black Death become a Global Epidemic?  What impact did the Bubonic Plague have on Europe during the Middle Ages?

15 Works Cited  “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague.” The Middle Ages.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb  “Bubonic Plague.” Kidipede. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb  “Symptoms of Bubonic Plague.” eMedTV. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb


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