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How the bubonic plague changed the world

How the bubonic plague changed the world



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  • How the Bubonic Plague Changed the World? Melissa Motes 8 th Grade Social Studies 2006 © 1999 Insecta-Inspecta.com
  • Origins!!!!!!
    • No one knows why the Bubonic plague began
    • Historians do know that the disease originated in China
  • How did the Bubonic plague arrive in Europe?
    • Italian merchants carried the disease from the city of Kaffa in present-day Turkey.
    • Italians contracted the disease during the siege of Kaffa, through the first form of biological warfare
    © Eyewitnesstohistory.com 2001
  • Symptoms of the Bubonic Plague
    • Fever
    • Tingling feeling through the body
    • Boils on the body
    • Flesh decomposing while still alive
    • The disease lasted about 3-5 days
    © Insecta-Inspecta.com 1999
  • Despair in Europe
    • Anybody could contract the Bubonic Plague
    • No one knew the causes
    • People panic and try anything to prevent the plague
    • People pray, but prayers go unanswered and wonder if God is punishing them
    • People blame the Jews for the plague.
    • There was no cure for the plague
    • At least 30 million people in Europe die in a two year span
  • Effects of the Bubonic Plague
    • Population loss
    • End of Feudalism
    • Economic effects = workers wages rose
    • Church becomes less influential
    • People become more secular
  • Outcome of the Bubonic Plague
    • Because of the bubonic plague, people began to think differently about religion, art, life, and philosophy.
    • A new way of thought was called humanism, which led to the Renaissance.
    © Michelangelo.com
  • Effects of the Black Death - 50 years after
    • The use of quarantine is in usage in Venice. Quarantine is still used today.
    • Quarantine is when a person or vessel is isolated for others to prevent the spread of disease
  • Effects of the Black Death – 100 years after
    • The Renaissance is in full force (refer to slide 7)
    • The ideas of the Renaissance led to Johann Gutenberg to create the moveable type printing press in 1455.
  • Works Cited Page
    • Knox, Skip. “The Black Death.” History of Western Civilization . 2004. Boise State University. 13 June 2006 <http://history.boisestate.edu/westciv/plague/>.
    • Loftus, Melissa. “The Black Death.” Insecta Inspecta . 1999. Insecta Inspecta World . 13 June 2006 <http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/index.html>.
    • “ The Black Death, 1348.” Eyewitness to History . 2001 . Eyewitness to History. 13 June 2006 < http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plague.htm >.
    • “ Michelangelo.” Michelangelo . . 13 June 2006 <http://www.michelangelo.com/buon/bio-index2.html>.