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1 AP World History "ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors in paradise."

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3  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

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

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11  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  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  Many see the plague as God’s punishment for the worlds sins


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