The black death

Megan Zieser

What is the black death?

The Black death, or otherwise known as the bubonic plague was a bacterial infection that came from fleas that had been on diseased mice. The black death spread through Europe from 1347- 1351.

Black death doctors

The plague doctors were covered head to toe in a special outfit, to avoid getting the disease.



Plague Doctors. Digital image. Theloveforhistory. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

Types of the plague/ black death.

-Bubonic plague: The most common form, not as advanced as pneumonic.

-Septicemic plague- This kind of the plague is spread through the blood stream.

-Pneumonic plague- The most infectious type of the plague, advanced stage of the bubonic plague.

Symptoms..

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • unable to keep food down
  • bad pain
  • covered in black boils that oozed blood and pus

The path of the plague through Europe

This picture is showing the different places that the Black Death hit throughout Europe.


The Path of the Plague. Digital image. Eyewitnesstohistory. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

More information and videos on the black death..

The plague today

  • The plague does still exist in some parts of the world.
  • Last outbreak was in 2006, and 50 people died.
  • Today with the right medication, most survive.
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Social effects on Europe

  • People weren't going out, so no one was talking
  • Everyone had so much fear
  • More violence between people
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Effect on the economy

  • Businesses stopped because employees were dying
  • production was low
  • prices raised
  • Villages were dying
  • Entire families were dying

Political effects on Europe

  • No permanent political effects
  • effected Europe for short period of time
  • City councils were damaged
  • courts were closed
  • All political effects were eventually fixed, it just took time.
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Cultural effects

  • schools and universities were hit
  • students and teachers died
  • Priests and bishops were dying, no one to give confessions to.
  • churches closed
The Black Death was the worst outbreak that Europe had ever had, killing 20 million people. After five years of the disease the worst of it was over, but it had lasting effects on Europe.

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