The Black Death Pandemic

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The Black Death: A Murderous Pandemic that Led Life to How it is Today The Black Death, a horrible pandemic plague that spread through all of Europe, taking 25,000,000 people along with it. In 1347, a mysterious pandemic appeared in the city-states of Italy just as Europe was recovering from famine. The Epidemic did not end until 1351 partly due to the belief of the people that this plague was spread through the air and was gods way of punishing them for their sins. Although this plague killed many people, its effects led life to the way it is today. The three most important effects of the Black Death on Western Europe were the changing relationships between people and the church, the People beginning to express their faith and…show more content…
This is one of the reasons why the Holocaust happened. This is why the blaming of Jews for this pandemic is one of the most important effects of the Black Death on Western Europe. The last most important effect of the Black Death on Western Europe was the new expression of Peoples faiths and beliefs through art. During the Middle Ages, art was not about depth, perception, reality, volume, or even the artist himself. Their art was strictly based on the religious message that was shown through the painting. The only thing that was remembered was the painting and not the artist who had painted it. Along with the Black Death arrived a complete pessimistic and sober style of presentation of art. “Surviving images, texts, and artifacts from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries provide scholars with a partial, somewhat opaque, picture of early modern society(World Eras).” The fact that these images and painting from the time of the black death lead to the start of Early Modern History shows that without this change in art, we wouldn’t live in the world that we do. This change in art also is a cause for the

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