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1 Bubonic Plague (Black Death) 1348-1350
"ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors in paradise." AP World History

2 Bring Out Your Dead!

3 Symptoms Buboes – a swelling of the lymph nodes, fever, diarrhea, internal bleeding Also causes spots on the skin that are red at first and then turn black.

4 The Black Death

5 What were the effects of the Black Death in Europe?



8 How It Spread Spread from China across Asia (Mongol trading & communication network …) Trading ships carried it west to Mediterranean & Europe Bacteria infected fleas on rats were carriers



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 wages Peasant & worker uprisings

12 Psychological Effects
Many turned to mysticism & superstitious practices Clergy fell ill and died at the same rate as everyone else – little spiritual guidance Intellectual level of the church declined after nonqualified people filled their positions Jews blamed & pogroms resulted

13 Flagellants Many see the plague as God’s punishment for the worlds sins

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