If you want to read more about the Black Death, check out the books below at your local library. The Black Death and the Transformation of the West 1997. Signs of Growing StressThe High Middle Ages had been a time of growth and prosperity. Do you know about how long the quarantines lasted, and how the networks were rebuilt? Supposedly 800 people died in Paris each day, 500 a day in Pisa, and up to 600 a day in Vienna. Also, during the black death, people would build their own chapels to pray to God, instead of attending church every time they would want to pray. The landowners started to lose money as many of their workers left their job and left the village.
In fact, a virtual panic seized people as husbands abandoned wives, parents abandoned their children, and even priests and doctors refused to see their patients. Historians estimate that it reduced the total from 450 million to between 350 and 375 million. Landowners, desperate for their labor, often provided free tools, housing, seed and farmland. Cohn says the laws reflect the anxiety that followed the Black Death's new horrors of mass mortality and destruction, and from elite anxiety about manifestations such as the flagellant movement and the persecution of Jews, Catalans, and beggars. This in turn set up the worst of the Middle Ages: the Black Death. In the cities, workers tried to form their own protective organizations to win higher wages and better working conditions.
Benedictow, The Black Death 1346—1353: The Complete History, Boydell Press 7 Dec. The work of 19th-century scientists finally provided some answers about the causes of the Black Death. Lead to more equality and the creation of middle class Advancement of medicine and technology Began separation of state and church as people began to move away from the divine and into the secular Positive Outcmes Because of all those who died in the plague there was an abundance of a demand for new services and jobs such as gravedigger, undertakers, physicians, and priests. But with the guilds and nobles weakened by the turmoil of the last 150 years, a new broader consumer market evolved, but one where the average person had less money to spend than the average noble beforehand would have had. No one in the 14th century considered rat control a way to ward off the plague, and people began to believe only God's anger could produce such horrific displays of suffering and death.
New agricultural techniques had caused a dramatic rise in population, which in turn led to rising demands for food and fuel. Social and Economic Effects of the Black Death Some social changes caused by the Black Death were positive. They held gluttonous banquets, drank, wore extravagant clothing and gambled. Upcoming Events Participant s Event Feb. The Black Death also known as The Black Plague became a full blown epidemic in 1347 when 12 Genoese ships docked in the port of Messina. In copyhold, both a Lord and peasant made their best business deal, whereby the peasant got use of the land and the Lord got a fixed annual payment and both possessed a copy of the tenure agreement.
And as soon as those ditches were filled, more were dug. All across Europe black flags flew over towns to warn travelers that the plague was there. Write , and , Using. The consequences of the Black Death are the short-term and long-term effects of the on human populations across the world. This gave rise to the flagellants, people who would march from town to town whipping themselves to atone for society's sins. Geoffrey Brereton, Penguin, 1968, corrections 1974 , p. Cities were also strikingly filthy, infested with , , and , and subject to diseases caused by malnutrition and poor.
Lepers were singled out and persecuted because people believed they spread the plague, and Jews were believed to have poisoned the water and air. Since these people could not afford the guilds' expensive goods and the guilds refused to adapt to this market, rich merchants established cottage industries and sold their goods outside of the guilds' jurisdiction. It also led to persecution of certain groups such as Jews. Larger cities were the worst off, as population densities and close living quarters made disease transmission easier. Where government authorities were concerned, most instituted measures that prohibited exports of foodstuffs, condemned , set on grain, and outlawed large-scale fishing.
Nothing Less Than , and. Christians thought that the Jewish started the black death and blamed them for it, but the Jewish had the same death rate as the Christians. They sickened by the thousands daily, and died unattended and without help. These factors mean that the emotions of fear and greed will drive these movements. Their attention to personal hygiene and diet, their forms of worship, and cycles of holidays were off-puttingly different.
Ironically, these trade routes were also the invasion routes of a very different sort. A theory put forth by Stephen O'Brien says the Black Death is likely responsible, through , for the high frequency of the genetic defect in people of European descent. Disease was rampant, life expectancy was 30 years and social classes were governed by feudalism. The danse macabre, or dance of death, is an allegorical concept that was expressed in drama, poetry, music and visual art. As more government heads succumbed to the plague, instability ruled because the government was helpless and had no strategy to deal with the plague's results. The savagery of such revolts and the atmosphere of fear and hatred they created led the ruling classes in the cities to support princes and tyrants who could establish law and order.