CH11.1 WC writing assignment .docx - Kayli Edwards Western Civilizations Ch11.1 The Black Death(the bubonic plague started in Asia North Africa and

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Kayli Edwards Western Civilizations Ch11.1 The Black Death (the bubonic plague) started in Asia, North Africa, and Europe. It originated in Asia and soon Mongols troops escorted by rats spread the plague in the early 1300s. How it spread to Europe was from the trading of caravans from Central Asia. It carried the plague all the way westwards in 1346 and it hit Constantinople by 1347. Soon after it arrived in the Byzantine empire and by 1348 it has spread to Egypt, Damascus, Mecca, and some parts of the Middle East. The cause of the spread of the plague was the fleas on that were on black rats. Those fleas carried the bacterium called Yersina pestis, while the pneumonic variety of the plague was transmitted through the air from person to person. The rats would travel with people,
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