HIS 4a Lecture 18 The Black Death- Crisis and Resilience 1347-1400

HIS 4a Lecture 18 The Black Death- Crisis and Resilience 1347-1400

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Unformatted text preview: 11-21 The Black Death: Crisis and Resilience 1347-1400 1315 a number of very severe ruined harvests in northern Europe (some italy, some spain) led to widespread famine famine is political, not absence of food because it spoiled it is a the political problem of not being able to get food from one place to another where it is needed can be caused by corruption in the system throughout france big problem with harvest failure in region and surrounding areas bringing food and jacking up the prices so high no one could afford it Bubonic Plague (the bacillus yersina petis) conservative estimate put the loss of life across Europe at 20%, but probably more death vary region to region, city to city disease traveled along trade routes many cities lost 200-800 people a day the plague reoccurred several times over the 14th and 15th centuries empirical responses: isolation of victims, flight of the well-to-do to the countryside physicians had few remedies ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course HIS 4A taught by Professor Mckee during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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