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The Terrible 14 th Century. A century of famine, war, and plague The plague: extent and symptoms The plague: social effects The cause and the cure Questions remaining. I. A century of famine, war, and plague. The Famine. Never-ending rainfall in northern Europe, 1315-1317.

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The terrible 14 th century

The Terrible 14th Century

  • A century of famine, war, and plague

  • The plague: extent and symptoms

  • The plague: social effects

  • The cause and the cure

  • Questions remaining


I a century of famine war and plague

I. A century of famine, war, and plague


The famine

The Famine

Never-ending rainfall in northern Europe, 1315-1317


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Famine lion


Warfare

Warfare

The Hundred Years’ War: France v. England, 1337-1453


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Battle of Crecy 100 Years’ War


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Battle of Agincourt


Ii the plague extent and symptoms

II. The plague: extent and symptoms


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The spread of the plague, 1347-1351


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Plague struck the Italian seaports


Life expectancy in england how long the average person lived

Life Expectancy in England(how long the average person lived)

Years and Eras:Life Span:

1276 (the good 13th century) 35.28 years

1301-1325 (the famine era)29.84 years

1348-1375 (plague era)17.33 years


Plague symptoms

plague symptoms


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Man revealing buboe on his leg


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Monks with plague


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Couple with plague


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Modern plague victim with buboe


Iii social effects of the plague

III. Social Effects of the Plague


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Burying plague victims in coffins


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Doctor with plague mask


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Flagellants


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Burning Jews, who were blamed for the plague


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Plague artwork: the obsession with death


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The Dance of Skeletonsby Michael Wolgemut (1493)


Iv the cause and the cure

IV. The cause and the cure


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The plague bacterium, Yersinia Pestis


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Xenopsylla Cheopis the flea that spread the plague


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Plague-carrying Black rat


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Alexandre Yersin discovered the plague bacterium in 1894


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Shibasaburo Kitasato also discovered the plague bacterium in 1894


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Paul-Louis Simond showed how the plague was transmitted to humans, in 1898


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Selman Abraham Waksman discovered Streptomycin in 1943


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Plague in the U.S. Southwest


V questions remaining

V. Questions remaining

  • Why did it come and go in just a few years?

  • Was it really bubonic plague or something else?

  • Would society react the same way to a similar situation now?


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