5The plague was highly contagious Signs and SymptomsThe plague was highly contagiousMost common form of the plague was called the Bubonic plague (Flea: mortality%)Pneumonic (Airborne:90-95% mortality)Septicemic (Flea: 100% mortality)
7Fever (101-105 degrees Fahrenheit) Dark spots under the skin SymptomsFever ( degrees Fahrenheit)Dark spots under the skinThis was blood under the skinInflamed lymph nodesBumps on neck, abdomen and armpitsBacteria
9Efforts to stop the Plague In Milan, families were walled up in their housesVenice sent incoming ships to a separate islandPope Clement VI, living in Avignon would sit between two large fires
10Unattended crops and animals died Lawlessness Effects on the EconomyUnattended crops and animals diedLawlessnessMany workers died, so other skilled laborers demanded better pay
11At this time there were two popes (France and the Vatican) Effects on ReligionAt this time there were two popes (France and the Vatican)Some church officials promised curesMonasteries were hit hard because they would try to help
12Medieval CuresThe swellings should be softened with figs and cooked onions. The onions should be mixed with yeast and butter. Then open the swellings with a knife.Take a live frog and put its belly on the plague sore. The frog will swell up and burst. Keep doing this with further frogs until they stop bursting. Some people say that a dried toad will do the job better.How useful do you think these medieval cures actually were? Did they help at all or were they more harmful?
13Nursery RhymeRing a-round the rosy Pocket full of posies Ashes, ashes! We all fall down! This was a common nursery rhyme at the time of the Plague
14Ring around the rosy: a reference to rosary beads used while praying Ring around the rosy: a reference to rosary beads used while praying. A pocket full of posies: used to stop the odor of rotting bodies which was at one point thought to cause the plague. It was also used widely by doctors to protect them from the infected plague patients. Ashes, ashes: the church burned the dead when burying them became to laborious. We all fall down: dead.
15Lasting effects of the Plague Between , 25 million people died in EuropeAbout 25%-33% of the populationDisease was not totally eradicated until 19th centuryThe name of the bacteria was Yersinia Pestis
17United Streaming Video Questions 1. How long did it take the population of Europe to recover? 2. How long did it usually take someone to die? 3. Caffa was a port on what sea? 4. What was the most famous form of penance (showing sorrow for sinning)? 5. Who was blamed for the plague? 6. What fraction of Europe did the video say died? 7. What war was taking place between England and France before, during and after the plague? 8. How did feudalism change due to the plague?
18Answers150 years days 3. Black Sea 4. Pilgrimage 5. Jews, accused of poisoning water 6. ½ 7. Hundred Years War 8. Feudalism decreased, some lords paid cash, farming became too risky, rented lands to free men