Black Death And The Black Plague

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The Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, was one of the most deadliest diseases of all time. This disease came to Europe around 1347 C.E, by merchants from East Asia. The Black Plague then spread all across Europe, and killed over 25,000,000 people. The Black Death had its effect on many things. The peasant and noble differentiation was realized to be bogus, the belief in religious authorities came under question, and poor people actually benefited from the Black Death. After the epidemic declined there were a few outbreaks of the disease later on, but that also came to an end. Nevertheless, its impact lasted for centuries.
The Middle Ages in Europe was from 500 to 1500 C.E. The Middle Ages consisted of population growth, developing existing ideas, and creating new ones. Before the Black Death spread to Europe in 1347 C.E, their was a massive increase in population. The population increased from 25,000,000 people to 75,000,000, between 950 and 1250 C.E. There was at least 80,000,000 people in Europe by the time the Black Death struck. There were also many economic developments to support the people living in Europe. Commerce, manufacturing and travel became more progressive, and many more towns were built, as well as cathedrals and mosques. But the drastically increasing population became to much to handle for the economy of Europe, that some people say the strike of the Black Death, causing millions of deaths, was a blessing.
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