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  • Yersinia Pestis: The Cause Of The Bubonic Plague

    Most know it as the plague that wiped out about 50% of England’s population, but this epidemic actually originated in China circa the 1330s. China was big in the trading industry, its ships infected with the disease stricken fleas on black rats carried this disease down the Mediterranean, over to Europe in the 1340’s. This is when the Bubonic Plague became a big part of history as the “Black Death”. After 5 long years and 1/3 of Europe’s people deceased, the worst of it was over. Although, the…

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  • Diane Zahler: Analysis Of The Bubonic Plague

    talks about how the black death got started, who started the plague, when it started spreading, and why the plague started. So stayed tuned to hear a brief history lesson about a plague like no ordinary and how it almost died off cities and the human population decreased dramatically. Diane Zahler is the author of ¨The Black Death¨ and studies about medieval history during her college studies and was fascinated about the bubonic plague. Some of the book she has published are for grades…

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  • How Did The Plague Affect The Renaissance

    The Renaissance was a time period of rebirth, new discoveries, and developments. The sicknesses and the Bubonic Plague, or most commonly known as, “plague,” or, “ Black Death,” impacted Europe and other locations across the globe during the Renaissance years in a dreadful manner. The Bubonic Plague affected people during the Renaissance in an unwelcoming way. Even though the illness took many lives, it had a positive influence on society today because it changed medical treatments and advanced…

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  • The Black Death: An Analysis Of The Bubonic Plague

    The Bubonic Plague can be known as different things it is often referred to as the Black Death. Furthermore, this name is caused by the infestations of rats upon Middle Aged Europe. These rats carried disease ridden fleas that preyed on humans as their next host, the…

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  • How Did The Black Plague Affect Society

    The Black Plague: Rough draft The Black Plague, commonly known as the Black Death was a disease that caused extensive damage to Europe during the years of 1346 through 1353. The disease is believed to derive from a bacterium frequently found in populations of fleas that are carried around by a variety of different rodents. The death toll of this unfortunate disease would build all the way up to 20 million people, which turned out to be one third of Europe’s population. The black plague had…

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  • Justinian And The Bubonic Plague: Causes Of The Pandemics

    to 50% of the population, at least in urban areas like Constantinople, was killed. Ten people, five of them are gone. Think of that. What that would mean in life if half of the people you know today were dead tomorrow (Cassel, 2007).” Justinian’s plague would affect more than half of Europe, including the emperor himself. Symptoms included the victim 's suffering from delusions, nightmares, fevers, and swellings in the groin, armpits, and behind their ears. The lucky sufferers fell into comas.…

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  • Summary Of An American Plague: The Disease That Shaped Our History

    Philadelphia is a place of prosper and growth. A figurehead for American expansion and home of the famous Liberty Bell. However, in 1793 it was an incredibly different story, the city was wrought with sickness. Molly Caldwell’s book An American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Disease that Shaped Our History highlights that devastating time in which Yellow Fever reigned over women, men, and children alike. A truly morbid and dark time in American history. The majority of the…

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  • Why Did The Europeans Handle The Black Plague?

    Why the Europeans could not handle the Black plague? Throughout history humankind has suffered from severe catastrophes that have been overcome, whether by reaching appropriate solutions or by a matter of luck. Among these calamitous events, the most harmful and grievous disease occurred in the 14th century. This disease, bubonic plague, was later called by the historians “the Black Death,” and was viewed as a fearful epidemic or “punishment—as Christians believed.” It spread across Europe,…

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  • Dead Rats In Adam Camus The Plague

    anything interesting or pleasing to the eye. In the story, the town is even described as ugly. Everything soon changes when the city gets struck with the plague. In the beginning in Part One, it begins to depict how the rats started to captivate the lives of the people living in Oran. As the days go on, the number of dead rats increase. In The Plague by Adam Camus, suspense is shown through how naive the people of Oran were when they first saw the rats and the rising death counts of them and…

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  • Bubonic Plague In The 21st Century Essay

    never hear about massive plague outbreaks in the world thanks to modern medicine. However in the 15th century, the bubonic plague was a highly contagious diseases that started out with symptoms of a cold but led to death. With unadvanced medicine, the hundred thousands of people infected could not be treated. Many times over the course of history in Europe and Asia, thousands of people lots their lives in the massive wipe outs that were caused by the bubonic plague. The plague was already on the…

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