Oh God it is acting by Your command Lift this from us It happens where You wish

Oh god it is acting by your command lift this from us

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and swayed with power, killing daily one thousand or more and destroying the population. Oh God, it is acting by Your command. Lift this from us. It happens where You wish; keep the plague from us. The plague caused the people of Aleppo the same disturbance. Oh, if you could see the nobles of Aleppo studying their books of medicine. They follow its remedies by eating dried and sour foods. The buboes which disturb men’s lives are smeared with Armenian clay. Each man treated their health to make life more comfortable. They perfumed their homes with camphor, flowers, and sandal. They wore ruby rings and put onions, vinegar, and sardines together with the daily meal. We ask God’s forgiveness for our bad souls; the plague is surely part of His punishment. Some said: the air’s corruption kills. I said: the love of corruption kills. Source: Ibn al-Wardi, “An Essay on the Report of the Pestilence,” 1348. Vocabulary camphor: a fragrant wax sandal: a fragrant wood How did people in the 14th Century understand the Black Death?
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Doc A: Paris Medical Faculty Doc B: Ibn al-Wardi 1. Who wrote this document? Document A is written by Paris Medical Faculty. Document B is written by Ibn al-Wardi 2. When and where was this document written? 3. Why was this document written? Written as a medical study to help people understand the plague. (students and doctors) Document B was written by a
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