The Black Death
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Dwelling are ------ stories high
what is the term that describes that each higher level on a building extended over the other
what did top floors almost touch across
what are three adjectives that describe the cities in the middle ages?
dark, unsafe, unhealthy
no ----, no ----, and waste was thrown into the ----- are a few things that were very bad in the cities
street lights, no police, wast into streets
who was blamed for the plague
god, the devil, and jews
how did people avoid the plague
destruction of a Jewish village
by 1300 how much land were Europeans farming
almost all of it
what kind of crisis developed
What produced three years of crop failures
climate (excessive rain)
---- % of peasants died in some English villages
what was one consequence of starvation and poverty
where does the plague reach?
What are the three kinds of plague
Bulbous (bubonic), Septicemic, Pneumonic
Which one of the plagues had a 100% mortality rate
if you have the bubonic plague what symptoms would you have
swelling on your armpit, neck, or groin , tumors from the size of an egg to an apple.
How long was the life expectancy for the septicemic plague
most lived to about 1 week
If you had the pneumonic plague where would you be attacked?
the respiratory system
how is the pneumonic plague spread?
breathing from victim to victim
How long is the life expectancy for the pneumonic plague?
only one to two days
Where did the septicemic plague attack?
the blood stream
What is an expression that people say about the plague?
Avoid it like the plague
What did medieval artists have an obsession with
What are two ways they tried to stop the plague
A doctors robe and leeching
what is : self inflicted "penance" for our sins (his is a way they thought they wouldn't catch the plague
What were two ways that Jews were identified
Jew hat, and a golden circle (obligatory badge)
What is the mortality rate
35 - 70 %
How many died
what were political economic and social effects of the black plague
lack of faith in god
chuch looses power and importance
relations between people change
workers in short supply prices go up
how did relatives treat one another during the plague
some never saw each other, or hardly ever visited one another
what did some people do to mask the smell of dead bodies
carried flowers, herbs, or scented perfumes