BlackPlague - Ms Susan M Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua...

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Unformatted text preview: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY The Culprits The The Famine of 1315The 1317 By 1300 Europeans were farming almost all the land they could cultivate. A population crisis developed. Climate changes in Europe produced three years of crop failures between 1315-17 because of excessive rain. As many as 15% of the peasants in some English villages died. One consequence of starvation & poverty was susceptibility to disease. 1347: Plague Reaches Constantinople! Constantinople! The Symptoms The Bulbous Septicemic Form: almost 100% mortality rate. From the Toggenburg Bible, Toggenburg 1411 1411 Lancing a Buboe Lancing The Disease Cycle The Flea drinks rat blood Flea that carries the bacteria. Bacteria Bacteria multiply in flea’s gut. Human is infected! Flea bites human and Flea regurgitates blood into human wound. Flea’s gut clogged Flea’s with bacteria. Medieval Art & the Plague Medieval Medieval Art & the Plague Medieval Bring out your dead! Medieval Art & the Plague Medieval An obsession with death. Boccaccio in The Decameron Decameron The victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors. The Danse Macabre Danse Attempts to Stop the Plague Attempts A Doctor’s Robe “Leeching” Attempts to Stop the Plague Attempts Flagellanti: Self-inflicted “penance” for our sins! Attempts to Stop the Plague Attempts Pograms against the Jews “Jew” hat “Golden Circle” obligatory badge Death Triumphant !: Death A Major Artistic Theme A Little Macabre Ditty Little “A sickly season,” the merchant said, “The town I left was filled with dead, and everywhere these queer red flies crawled upon the corpses’ eyes, eating them away.” “Fair make you sick,” the merchant said, “They crawled upon the wine and bread. Pale priests with oil and books, bulging eyes and crazy looks, A Little Macabre Ditty (2) Little “I had to laugh,” the merchant said, “The doctors purged, and dosed, and bled; “And proved through solemn disputation “The cause lay in some constellation. “Then they began to die.” “First they sneezed,” the merchant said, “And then they turned the brightest red, Begged for water, then fell back. A Little Macabre Ditty (3) Little “I came away,” the merchant said, “You can’t do business with the dead. “So I’ve come here to ply my trade. “You’ll find this to be a fine brocade…” And then he sneezed……….! The Mortality Rate 35% - 70% 25,000,000 dead !!! What were the political, economic, and social effects ...
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