Essay On Black Death

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The Black Death was considered as one of the most devastating pandemics in world history. It began in Asia and spread to Europe by the late 1340s. The plague killed 75 millions of people and killed two thirds of Europe’s population. People were getting affected by the disease and dying each day. The aftermath let the civilians to began to question which led to the Renaissance and the Church losing its power.

The Black Death originated from China and inner Asia, the Black Death decimated the army of the Kipchak Khan Janibeg while he was besieging the Genoese trading port of Kaffa in Crimea in 1347. People in England called the bubonic plague, “the Black Death” because of the black spots it produced on the skin. In the article “Black Death,” it state, “The disease arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 Genoese trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea.” The Black Death reached the extreme north of England, Scotland, Scandinavia, and the Baltic countries in 1350. It killed one-third
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The psychological effects of the Black Death were reflected north of the Alps( not in Italy) by a preoccupation with death and the afterlife evinced in poetry, sculpture, and painting. This led to the Renaissance. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age. The Roman Catholic Church lost some of its monopoly over the salvation of souls as people turned to mysticism and sometimes to excesses. The Plague still exists in various parts of the world. In 2003, more than 2,100 human cases and 180 deaths were recorded, nearly all of them in Africa. The last serious outbreak was in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, when at least 50 people died. There are fears that the plague bacteria possibly could be used for a bioterror attack if released in aerosol

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