The Black Death Transcontinental Disease

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The Black Death was a serious disease that occurred all across the eastern world that reached its peak in the middle of the 1300’s. The disease is known as one of the greatest tolls in European history. It wiped out somewhere in the range of 20-25 million people in Europe alone. Europeans were crushed not only by immense drops in population, but also by the devastating aftermath of the plague. It led to a great decline in trade and cultivated lands that people had once owned. The Black Death to this day is one of the greatest disasters in the history of Europe.
The Black Death was a great plague known to many as the "Great Mortality". It was recognized as a transcontinental disease that wiped out a vast amount of the European population. The
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Although the exact numbers of Death are not exact due to discrepancies over time, most historians do agree that it was nearly 1/3 of your population. This mounted for approximately 20-25. But the losses were spread out which resulted in some areas being more affected than others. In fact most would agree that the British lost the most population of everyone losing about 40% of their population.
As we just discussed, the different studies of the Black Death have different numbers of death rates. The newest tests that were completed by O.J. Benedictow show abnormally high number that could lead to new proofs. In his studies, rates showed that nearly 60% of the European population. This includes over 50 million people. These studies, as imagined, have led to great controversies.
This Death Toll also established a different weight per class. As expected, the most common class with high death rates was in the poorer classes. This was mainly due to a lack of medical and financial help caused by money shortage. It also occurred among many royals as well though. In fact, it was this disease that took the life of King Alfonso XI of Castile; one of the most important kings of this time. The plagues also made its stamp on the clergy destroying amounts of clergy members. The Black Death killed nearly 250 bishops and took the lives of about a quarter of the pope's staff since
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This belief was due to the lack of knowledge of this disease. They believed the punishment was for the many grave sins of the time period such as: greed, blasphemy, worldliness, heresy, and fornication. As a result of this belief many Jews were massacred in 1348 and 1349. This was done to purge the community of heretics.
This great epidemic finally came to an end of its peek around 1353. As we talked about earlier though, there were many miniature outbreaks in the years following. They suffered many consequences from this plague. One of the biggest immediate consequences was a loss in many farmers which led to a loss in cultivated lands and ultimately leads to a decline in food and trade. This absolutely destroyed their trading industries. The Plague unfortunately had lasting effects on the Church as well. Many people grew in disbelief and unfaithful to the Church after seeing what they believed were God's punishments.
In the end though, bad always turns back around into good. This grew into a rebirth of Europe. These grave consequences may have seemed rough, but it grew a sense of urgency in the Europeans which linked to a more medieval and modern era later to be known as the Renaissance in ancient
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