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
STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP sheg.stanford.edu How did people in the 14 th Century understand the Black Death? Sourcing and Contextualization Doc A: Paris Medical Faculty Doc B: Ibn al-Wardi 1. Who wrote this document? 2. When and where was this document written? 3. Why was this document written? 4. Do you think people in 1348 trusted and believed these authors? 5. Where did the plague originate? 6. What or who caused the plague?
7. Doc A: What should people have done to try to prevent or cure the plague? Doc B: How did people try to prevent or cure the plague? 1) How do these documents illustrate how people understood the “Black Death”? 2) List 2-3 questions you still have about the “Black Death” or how people understood it? 3) What types of documents might you examine to try and answer these questions?
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 4 pages?
- Fall '15
- Mr. Yeager