Early High Middle Ages Essay
Before the mining of iron, the peasants of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds had been using the, non-wheeled, aratrum in order to plow the soil.
The aratrum was pulled by a single donkey, ox, or horse, was made out of wood and, and …show more content…
The famine was followed by the destruction of harvests which resulted in food shortages, extreme hunger, and starvation. The terrible climate, as well as the introduction of new diseases, were major causes of the issues during the late Middle Ages. During the mid-fourteenth century, the Black Death began tainting Asia, followed by north Africa and Europe, which, in turn, emerged the bubonic plague. The spreading of the sickness was due to flea infested rats who were host to the deadly bacterium, Yersinia pestis. In Europe, the bubonic plague killed 50 to 60 percent of its victims and caused economical, social, political and cultural upheaval (Spielvogel,