Methods And Effects Of The Black Starvation In The 14th Century

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Starvation became a serious problem in Europe in the 14th century because of the black plague. The black plague 's effect reached terms to where all of the merchants refused to sell food in fear of the disease 's transmission. Also, due to the overwhelming precedence of its spread, the wiped out populations which had reached almost 50% left crops unattended. Unfortunately, as well, were heavy rains which had ruined the crops which were already growing in its over-exhausted land. With running out of land as well to even plant any crops due to their already successful clear-cutting of trees, food seemed to be out of reach Of the many methods of treating the Plague, the most outlandish proved to be "cures" such as drinking mercury, carrying flowers …show more content…
Ports were closed, people placed in isolation, leaving the cities to remote locations, secluded cemeteries for the sick that were dead, where they were either burned or buried. These prove to be all noble methods in disposing the bodies, and for prevention, it was just too late.The economic structure of England was impacted tremendously. Animals such as sheep died, relieving the textile industry, as well as the merchants were forced to close their shops due to the plague. Trade had also halted from the sea, which had proved to be good in case of prevention, for they are believed to carry across the infected rats in the first place. The social structure of England was impacted by its change of population. Due to the disease 's spread in close towns, the outsiders which lived in rural areas and the rich who had the ability to distance themselves practically strayed away from the disease. But the merchants, the peasants, and the common people were not a lucky. They were hit with full-force on the spread of the plague, and the death toll for them skyrocketed.Richard II was known to be self-obsessed in a manner, and had only cared about his own …show more content…
With all of that said, the environment and your observations of such a perspective will most definitely lead some to write from utter madness and from disparity.Joan of Arc influence France’s concept of itself, first off because she was a woman, and a woman which had dressed in men 's clothing. This was something quite out of the ordinary in the Middle Ages to say the least. She proposed that she had heard voices which were commands from God to save France, and to have Charles VII crowned as the rightful king. Before allowed admittance to the court, she had made predictions of the war which had proved to be true. Later, after leading France to victory, she was tried as a witch, burned to a stake, and later the accusations proved to be wrong so she was then declared a saint by the Pope. I think that this shift was important in terms of modern-day nations because it lead people to think more openly about the power of women, and even some more to the acceptance of God.The shift toward capitalism caused the structure of German society to become more prosperous, and in a case more wealthy with its growing

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