Journal Entry #3 How did the tragedy of the bubonic plague produce dynamic social changes in Europe? The bubonic plague was the most severe and common form of the Black Death plague that first broke out in the 1300’s.Once the outbreak hit there was no stopping it, until it wreaked havoc on in all parts of Europe. After is struck, the plague changed every part of a society. From food production to work force, it even had a huge effect on the social aspects. This plague was the most devastating natural disaster to ever occur in all of European history. The Black Death (in it most dangerous form known as the bubonic plague) was brought to Italy by merchants coming from Kaffa, and was spread by black rats. Much like the West Nile virus for mosquitoes, only infected rats could transmit the disease. Once the plague spread throughout Italy it was passed on to other countries all over Europe through infected rats or travelers. In merely four years the plague took the lives of over a third of Europe’s population.
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- Fall '10
- Bubonic Plague