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Chapter 14: 1300s CE—Revenge of Nature 1. Climate Change 2. Age of Plague 3. Beyond Plague a.) India b.) Southeast Asia c.) Japan d.) Mali e.) Pacific 4. Post Plague 1. Widespread climate change over the entire world —called the “Little Ice Age” rain and flooding are so severe 1315-16 in Europe that ppl drown becomes a big factor in the Mongol Empire’s decline 2. Black Death begins in 1320s, full blown by 1340s most similar to modern day bubonic plague (carried by rats) impossible to tell exactly what type of pathogen it was Started in China, spread over Mid-East and Eurasia to Mediterranean Sea extremely contagious—transferred from Mongols to soldiers in Genoa and Venice ENORMOUS MORTALITIES Seems tied to colder weather—strikes with simultaneous Little Ice Age, resulting in severe depopulation, completely halting all progress in technology, society, etc idea that God is punishing human weakness, all sorts of religions explanations total social shake-up and political instability
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