Effects Of The Black Death In Europe

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After the Mongols conquest in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries a vast empire emerged that bought stability to the Eurasian trade. Europe experienced great harvest during the thirteenth century but was later met by disastrous events. The great plague also known as The Black Death is said to have originated in Asia and spread throughout Europe with the facilitated long-distance trade that the Mongols brought under a single rule. This disease was carried by flea-infested rats which would infect their victims causing them death in a short amount of time. Towards the mid-fourteenth century it became the most devastating natural disaster in European history. The Black Death in Europe caused social, political and cultural chaos. This disease …show more content…
This allowed for the Catholic church to influence behavior. They promoted self-sacrifice, humility and commitment to duty. This discouraged personal exploration and creativity. Education later became important in the Renaissance era with parents of a growing merchant class wanting their children to attend universities. They believed that “Liberal Studies” (also known as liberal arts) were the pathway to true freedom. This type of education included poetry, mathematics, astronomy, music, grammar and logic. As people learned classical ideas they began to challenge church leaders who were ultimately losing their influence over the now educated and powerful …show more content…
This resulted in a middle class that enabled families to become involved in banking and commerce to increase their wealth. With wealth came the desire to purchase goods such artwork and books which put artist in high demand. People began to realize that the social class they were born into didn’t necessarily have to dictate their wealth and they had a new sense of financial

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