The Plague And Black Death In The Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century, it began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. This was one of the most exciting,fascinating, and transformative eras in European history, but the Middle ages were also warlike, dangerous times and many devastating events occur. Famine, plague and public execution, the Middle ages wasn 't the best times for some, but rulers like Charlemagne and Henry V made sure it was full of action for all. As portrayed in modern hollywood films not everyone was a knights, serfs, or clergy infact as the 12th and 13th century arrive in many cities such as France and Italy the population increase monumentally and the people …show more content…
The Black Death or the plague was one of the biggest most devastating plague to affect the European continent during this time period. The plague was one of the biggest killers of the Middle Ages, affecting the entire population during the 14th and 15th century. Killing over a third of Europe leaving the survivors terrified and questioning what was causing thousands of people to bleed to death. Many believed that the cause of the plague was God 's anger and punishment towards the people because of their sins. Nonetheless what was causing the people to get sick was the fleas most often found on rats and also mosquito bites that transferred the virus into humans once bitten. And once the virus entered the human body it was essay for it to spread from people to people through coughing and contact. This foolish believed is understandable during this time period because of lack of knowledge in human sciences and how religion played a major role in this age of …show more content…
People who held religious opinions opposite or against Christians teachings were seen as pagan and evil. The Middle Ages were Monotheistic times and those who did not follow the established religion of Christianity were publicly executed in the most brutal way one human mind can process. Using torture devices, the victims were punished to death. However Christianity was not the established religion in Rome and once seen as a threat to the Roman Empire. It was after the rise of emperor Constantine, Christianity was pushed to later became the new way of life, or what will be forced to be the new lifestyle. When the Roman Empire began to fall in the 5th century, Germanic barbarians tribes took over Rome and established the Christian Catholic church as the sole source of moral authority. And ever seens, the church had as much controlled as the government. Everything revolved around the church and most people followed. Saddly the church was also a business that wanted to conquer and charge the people for their sin, or simply scared the hell out of them for some gold. Infact to be forgiven for a sin one had to payed the pope or leader of the congregation in ordered to be forgiven and enter

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