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Kimberly HeAp world history DBQ essay 12/18/17Why was the Bubonic Plague(The Black Death) so Devastating to European society?During the 1340s the Bubonic Plague was sought to have started in China in the eastern mediterranean sea along trade routes and made its way west across Asia to the black sea and reached italy in the spring of 1348. It was known that the disease started in Europe for when a group of Tartars used catapults to hurl the dead bodies of infected soldiers over the walls of a Genoian trading outpost that was under siege.By the year 1351 many of Europe's population have died and those who survived were distraught and almost without feeling. This led to the abandonment of trade which affect Europe economically,politically,socially,and religiously for many people believed that this was caused by the angel of death and also the disease spread rapidly through Europe by seas and land trade routes. The Bubonic plague or also known as the Black Death was economically devastating to the European society for that was where it all started and also the infrastructure of Europecontributed to the devastation and speed of the plague for it spread quickly along the major European sea and land trade routes. For example, according to document 6 it states “And many walls and other things were abandoned, and all the mines of silver and gold and copper that existed in Sienese territory were abandoned as is seen; for in the countryside . . . many more people died, many lands and villages were abandoned, and no one remained there.” This shows how the plague wiped how much of Sienese’s population to the point that no one was left to contribute to the making of the resources needed to contribute to trade which affected Europe economically.In addition, the disease mainly spread through European’s land and sea routes which led to a decrease of trade for people were afraid to catch the Bubonic Plague for the disease was known for being very hard to treat. Also, this led to many precautions that were taken to preserve health.This in shown in Document 1 for it states “No