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Crisis in the LMA: Famine and Plague I. The Great Famine 1315-1322 the worst of all famines these are indicators of something durastic A. Population boom- in late 13- early 14th england ^ 6 mil, france ^15 B. Crop failure- constant, many farms over cultivated C. Mini-Ice age- fall of 1314 had heavy rainfall and cold weather D. Price revolution- taxes increase with peasant fees and inflation E. Cattle disease- severe epidemics killing cattle, (anthrax) F. 10% of population dies- from sheer starvation. people had to guard the gallows to keep them off the bodies II. Plague--The Black Death 1347-1350 and reoccurring- most severe regarding fatalities, 1 in 3 died A. Forms 1. Bubonic-first that hit europe, spread by red fleas, 80% die rate 2. Pneumonic- through air, hit lungs-100% die rate in 24 hrs 3. Septicemic- flea from human to human B. First contact 1. Asian steppes- around mongolia, asians suffered plague at same time- first european contact in 1346 at caffa 2. Rapid spread C. European belief of causes- no knowledge of bacteria or germs
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2008 for the course HIST 235 taught by Professor Rathke during the Spring '06 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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