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The Importance Of Reactions To The Black Death

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From 1346 to 1353 the black death was responsible for killing around 25 million people across Europe. During the time science had been advanced enough so many people were left wondering why and how this plague had happened. The reactions to the Bubonic Plague were all varying on people, however none were actually correct.

The first reaction to the Black Death was to blame Jewish people. Jean de Venette, a monk stated “As a result of this theory of infected water and air as the source of the plague the Jews were suddenly and violently charged with infecting wells and water and corrupting the air” (Document 1). The reason behind this reaction is that many Christians look to blame anything on Jews. Back then, God and religion were usually what
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