Plague - poison cloud(miasma • massacres of Jews in southern France Germany Spain “The Black Death” Fresco in St Andre Church Lavaudieu

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Crises of the Fourteenth Century:   The Black Death
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Introduction • - crises of 14th  Century:  Hundred  Years War, papal  schism, Black Death The Four Knights of the Apocalypse , Albrecht Durer, 1498, from left to right: Death, Famine, Discord (sometimes interpreted as Pestilence) and War
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I.  Origins of Black Death • - Pasteurella Pestis - bacteria in fleas on rats • - 1346 rumors of plague epidemic in east  reach Europe • - 1348, merchant galleys bring infected rats  from Crimea to Genoa
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II.  The Black Death in Europe • - symptoms:  buboes, black spots, death in  3-6 days • - explanations: God’s wrath for sin; a 
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Unformatted text preview: poison cloud (miasma) • - massacres of Jews in southern France, Germany, Spain “The Black Death”, Fresco in St. Andre Church, Lavaudieu, France, 1355 From "The Triumph of Death." Woodcut. Ca. 1400. Copies of original “Dance of the Dead”, Fresco at Sts. Innocents Cemetry, Paris,1424-25 Death and the Maiden, Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, 1517 III. Consequences of Plague • - peasants & laborers gain better conditions • - decline in noble wealth and independence • - Church loses prestige, spiritual authority and leadership • - accelerates economic, social and religious change...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Fraser,e during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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Plague - poison cloud(miasma • massacres of Jews in southern France Germany Spain “The Black Death” Fresco in St Andre Church Lavaudieu

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