11 Effects As many as 1/3 of Europe’s population died. Prices & wages rose (value of labor increased)Landowners switched from farming to sheep raising (villagers driven off land)Merchants demanded laws to limit wagesPeasant & worker uprisings
12 Psychological Effects Many turned to mysticism & superstitious practicesClergy fell ill and died at the same rate as everyone else – little spiritual guidanceIntellectual level of the church declined after nonqualified people filled their positionsJews blamed & pogroms resulted
13 FlagellantsMany see the plague as God’s punishment for the worlds sins
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