Hum Hist handout 16

Hum Hist handout 16 - Human History Week 10, lecture 1...

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Human History Week 10, lecture 1 Black Death 3/9/10 Old World Exchanges Strong similarity of Eurasian trends in early 1st and early 2nd millennium CE Growth large, complex societies across Lucky Latitudes; energy capture rising above 30,000 calories/person/day (Rome in 1st century CE, Song China in 11th century CE) More intense contacts, more migrations across steppes, complicated by climate change “Little Ice Age” begins after 1300; pressures increase; states fail, famines mount The Black Death As in 160s, new Eurasian diseases break out in 1330s According to the Arabic historian Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), “ Civilization both in the east and the west was visited by a destructive plague that devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out” Bubonic plague/Black Death arrives Jean de Venette (France, 1348): “Swellings appeared suddenly in the armpit or the groin, in many cases both, and were infallible signs of death” as-Safadi (Syria, 1361): “People spat bits of blood, and one was covered with blotches and died” Ibn Nubatah (Syria, 1360s): “The souls of men have become very cheap. Each soul is
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