Pneumonic Plague In Eurasia

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Run, hide, bribe, pray, cheat, it wont work with death, it is the single greatest equalizer of man kind. The pneumonic plague spread though the Eurasia continent infecting and killing anyone who came in contact with the illness, making it a key example of how death is truly unbiased. It is often believed that the “Black Death” was an epidemic contained with in the European continent, over the years the plague has become localized to England, Italy and Germany. This illness was not an epidemic it was a pandemic that began in Asia and spread to Europe across its closely connected trade sale and the Silk Road. Although, both continents fought the same sickness they survived in very different manners. Unlike Europe, Asia was in a Golden Age when …show more content…
Unlike Asia or the Middle East survivors in Europe were documenting all of the horror occurring in the towns, they descried the plague in great detail and transcribed many of the symptoms that came with the illness. This is the cause for many believing that the bubonic plague was centralized in Europe and classifying it as an epidemic. However, the majority of the documentation was written well the survivors were fleeing the towns they once inhabited. After a relative got sick many left them to die alone “child abandoned the father, husband the wife, wife the husband, one brother the other, one sister the other. In all the city there was nothing to do but to carry the dead to a burial.” Very few in Europe stayed to help with the sick, the put their health over anyone else and left many to die alone form the plague or …show more content…
However, family in the Middle East “prepared themselves for death by distributing alms to the poor, reconciled with one another, and multiplied their acts of devotion.” Unlike in Europe who merely left the ill to die alone and in excruciating pain, here they put a greater focus in being with family and living the last few months together in unity. They also maintained traditional burials “Quran readers for funerals… A group of people devoted themselves to applying a coat of clay to inner sides of their graves. Others volunteered to wash corpses, and still others to carry them.” After someone died of the bubonic plague in Europe they were no longer treated as humans and thrown into massive graves with hundreds of other deceased. In the Middle East they maintained humanity and respected the dread treating them with the up most respect and continued with their traditional burials.

No one is certain of how long the entire pandemic, some say 15 years’ others say 10, but what’s for certain is that the after effects of the pneumonic plague have stayed with us since then. The plague became and equalizer in Europe and grave people the power to start over, ridding them of their pervious title. The birth of the Renaissance was sparked because of death. Many recognized how quickly life can end found a unknown appreciation in the arts and science. Thus Europe’s greatest

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