The Effect Of The Black Death

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The Affect of the Black Death England in the year 1250-1350 BC was prosperous in the field of agriculture production. This prosperity was brought by good weather and favorable climate. This in turn brought the increase growth and harvesting of cash crops, such as wools. The population in England during this period also increased, which means that workers and peasant also increase. Due to the increase of workers the labor forces become excessive. In order to resolve those excess workers, they would become a seasonal or migrant labor. Another increase seen during this period was the demand for luxury goods such as silk, spices, gold/jewelry, and paper. These goods are transported thru the Silk Road, or by sea route from India to middle east, then to the Mediterranean. Thru this demand in luxury goods the needs to travels increased and more merchants were seen in Europe. This is mark the beginning of the Black Death. In the early 1340’s the Bubonic plague was seen in China, specifically at the connection of the Silk Road. The Bubonic plagues are spread from rodents to fleas then to humans. The rodent gets on the trading caravans where the fleas would then infect the textiles. There are three major types of the plaque the bubonic plague, which have a life of expectancy around 10-14 days after infected with the bacteria. The septicemic plague, which has a life of expectancy, of 4-5 days, then the worst out of all three types of plague, is the pneumonic plague, which has a life…
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