effects on the European natives involving their economy and religion . These effects transformed the lives of the European citizens of the Middle Ages. Because so many natives had died or was dying, religious customs were no longer being upheld or valued within the medieval society. The natives had become harsh, perplexed, and remorseful , at times, they rarely showed love for one another . They failed to see the plague as a medicinal problem, instead they believed God allowed it as punishment for their sins. Some Christians even started f la gellating themselves with whips to deal with their guilt. The economy also took a turn for the worst. The plague caused trading to cease put ting work on hold . Workers’ wages increased as land remained uncultivated; landlord s in urgent need for people to toil their land, were compelled to meet the new demands of the farmers’ wages . Since then, there are new diseases or shall I say outbreaks that have surfaced throughout the world impacted the lives of many yet again. AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and Zika Virus are all a pandemic that we are still fighting today. The Black Death had a huge impact on European
BLACK DEATH: MEDIEVAL EUROPE 3 culture. A historical turning point and tragedy, the Black Death of 1347 is unmatched in human history. REFERENCES Martin, S. (2008). Black Death. Herts, US: Oldcastle Books. Retrieved from Rubinstein, W. (2001). The Jews of Europe after the Black Death. The English Historical Review , 116(468), 947. Retrieved from Academic OneFile database.
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