306-323 - Toward the end of the 13th century noticeable...

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Toward the end of the 13 th century noticeable changes in weather patterns occurred By the 14 century a famine expanded to all parts of Europe Black Plague passes from Asia to Europe spread by rats from Mongolia and spread even more due to the Silk Roads Reactions toward the plague were people having orgies and others saw it as God punishing them for their evil thus they punished themselves from town to town flogging with whips Blame was spread to the Jews and organized massacres called pogroms were carried out The population dove because of the plague which caused economic and social upheaval o Serious labor shortage and a rise in labor prices Aristocrats responded to adversity by seeking to lower the wage rate this did help but the position of landlords weakened and peasants grew stronger throughout the late 14 th and early 15 th centuries (but this was not uniformly throughout Europe) There were peasant revolts which the aristocrats used mercenaries to raze the
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Christopherprobst during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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