The Black Death and The World It Became Kristen Young
Introduction <ul><li>The Black Death occurred from 1347 to 1351 </li></ul><ul><li>It destroyed between 30-50% of Europe’s ...
Rodents and Cattle <ul><li>Components of the Black Death </li></ul><ul><li>The bubonic plague </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stages...
Individual Impact  <ul><li>Port of Bordeaux </li></ul><ul><li>Fall of great leaders </li></ul>
Lord and Peasants <ul><li>England-extremely rural -90% of population  </li></ul><ul><li>When Black Death hit-40% of popula...
The Archbishop <ul><li>England’s leading religious  and intellectual figures –all whipped out by the plague  </li></ul>
The Jewish Conspiracy <ul><li>Jews-accused of  spreading the plague by poisoning water in wells  </li></ul>
Aftermath <ul><li>Millions of bodies stacked on the streets  </li></ul><ul><li>Decline of serfdom—rise of yeoman </li></ul...
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In The Wake Of The Plague

  1. 1. The Black Death and The World It Became Kristen Young
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The Black Death occurred from 1347 to 1351 </li></ul><ul><li>It destroyed between 30-50% of Europe’s population-hit England the hardest </li></ul><ul><li>Major Impact on both individuals and social groups </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rodents and Cattle <ul><li>Components of the Black Death </li></ul><ul><li>The bubonic plague </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 . flu-like symptoms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. buboes appear near groin and armpits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Pneumonia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anthrax: Cattle carrying epidemic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Individual Impact <ul><li>Port of Bordeaux </li></ul><ul><li>Fall of great leaders </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lord and Peasants <ul><li>England-extremely rural -90% of population </li></ul><ul><li>When Black Death hit-40% of population was diminished </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Archbishop <ul><li>England’s leading religious and intellectual figures –all whipped out by the plague </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Jewish Conspiracy <ul><li>Jews-accused of spreading the plague by poisoning water in wells </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aftermath <ul><li>Millions of bodies stacked on the streets </li></ul><ul><li>Decline of serfdom—rise of yeoman </li></ul><ul><li>Good for surviving women –given more of an air of independence </li></ul><ul><li>The emotional sides of medieval Christianity were a reaction to the loneliness and despair of the plague years </li></ul><ul><li>Direct impact on the church—wiped out 40% of parish clergy </li></ul><ul><li>The shortage of people to maintain staffing levels threatened stability and continuity </li></ul>1341-

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