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Black Death -Global spread of disease- proof of old world web of human interaction spread via trade-routes -global event in world history- window into several societies, how and in what way did they react to the plague -part of a reoccurring pandemic How -rats -plague bacillus infected rodents -fleas transmit from rodent to rodent and then fleas seek human hosts -starting in Yunnan, china, mongol military campaigns help spread disease into china's interior -1320 mongols merchants travelers spread through china -ports heavily infected -started on coast then traveled inland Not just Europe -China -Constantinople -India -western Europe, Mediterranean
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-Russia -black sea -middle east Symptoms -headache, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, soreness, in arms and legs -swelling start to appear on neck, underarms, thighs, turn black, split open. internal bleeding Potential cause -due to nature; corrupt air, fog and earthquake
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Unformatted text preview: -planet alignment-cats and dogs-gods punishment Remedies-burn incense, cloth over face when going out-ring bells-purchase charms-in Venice, quarantine the city and sequester incoming shi[s-Milan, walled up houses infected with plague-fleeing the city-change of diet, forced vomiting Social response to the plague-flee cities-or stay and try and help-praying-group dancing-flagellants-thought by whipping themselves they would be put back in god's good grace-mob violence-mainly acted jews, poisoned water-magic potion-Mass burials became common-no one spared-women, men, children-religious leaders Political and economic-trade dist.-lack of workers-ask for high wages, for a while-more land available-more women seemed to survive, some even inherited land-Peasant rebellion-stopped quickly by those in power...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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