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Chase Kelly Meredith Scott Foundations of the West 4/9/17 Black Death After a long journey across the Black Sea, the Genoese ships arrived at the Sicilian docks in Messina. Once the people approached the ships they witnessed a horrible surprise. A majority of the sailors and shipmates were dead or suffering severely from an un-researched plague that was acquired over the voyage. This particular fever would restrain the victim from eating and also cause them to be delirious from pain and not know exactly how crucial medical attention was. The Black Death swept over Europe and Asia in the early 1330’s, and luckily many documents kept an accurate record of the fateful sorrow that came with it. The Black Death was predominantly a series of Bubonic Plague pandemics that spread from country to country during a time that travel and trade was essential in Europe. This ultimately contributed to the progression of the Black Death. Although the Black Death was mainly defined as the bubonic plague, but certain regions were likely struck with a more deadly disease that attacked the lungs rather than the lymph nodes. Italy was hit especially hard due to its location. The Italian peninsula during the middle ages led in trade. Having access to the water all around it, many merchants traveled to and from Italy during their voyages of trade. The Black Death left its mark on history as the reason of death for thirty to sixty percent of Europe’s Population. With the aid
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