 What: A Bubonic and Pneumonic
plague epidemic
 When: 1330s - 1350s and continuing
sporadically for hundreds of years
 ...
 The disease was carried by fleas on
diseased rats. Fleas bit and infected
humans.
 Human to human spread may also
have ...
 In Asia and the Islamic World, medical
knowledge and sanitation efforts
limited the effects of the plague.
 As it sprea...
IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE
KNOW IT!!!
 There was no explanation for the
plague, there was no cure, and it didn’t
see...
Medieval Art & the Plague
Medieval Art & the Plague
Bringoutyourdead!
Medieval Art & the Plague
An obsession
with death.
 Ring around the rosie, pocket full of
posies, ashes, ashes WE ALL FALL
DOWN!
 1/4 to 1/2 of the entire population of Europe
died (about 28 million).
 Faith in God increased, but the institution
and...
 Jews and other “outsiders” were blamed
for the plague - massacres and
banishments resulted.
 Skilled and manual laborer...
 Guilds no longer had the power to control
their crafts.
 New scholars (with new ideas) replaced
vacant positions in uni...
 End of the Medieval Period?
 Black Death, along with the Crusades and
the contact with the Islamic World, changes
in th...
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Lecture blackdeath mine

  1. 1.  What: A Bubonic and Pneumonic plague epidemic  When: 1330s - 1350s and continuing sporadically for hundreds of years  Where: Began somewhere in Asia and spread to Western Europe.
  2. 2.  The disease was carried by fleas on diseased rats. Fleas bit and infected humans.  Human to human spread may also have taken place.
  3. 3.  In Asia and the Islamic World, medical knowledge and sanitation efforts limited the effects of the plague.  As it spread into Western Europe, its effects were more devastating. Also more devastating because of famine.
  4. 4. IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!!!  There was no explanation for the plague, there was no cure, and it didn’t seem to end.
  5. 5. Medieval Art & the Plague
  6. 6. Medieval Art & the Plague Bringoutyourdead!
  7. 7. Medieval Art & the Plague An obsession with death.
  8. 8.  Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes WE ALL FALL DOWN!
  9. 9.  1/4 to 1/2 of the entire population of Europe died (about 28 million).  Faith in God increased, but the institution and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were questioned.
  10. 10.  Jews and other “outsiders” were blamed for the plague - massacres and banishments resulted.  Skilled and manual laborers who survived demanded higher wages or better treatment. (Serfdom nearly disappeared.)
  11. 11.  Guilds no longer had the power to control their crafts.  New scholars (with new ideas) replaced vacant positions in universities and schools.
  12. 12.  End of the Medieval Period?  Black Death, along with the Crusades and the contact with the Islamic World, changes in the Church, and changes in warfare all led to a new period in Western Europe.

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