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  1. World Economic History October 5, 2007

  2. Life ExpectancyChapter 5

  3. Life expectancy

  4. The Black Death

  5. The Black Death

  6. Black Death Spread

  7. The Black Death: origins • The world experienced it before: • Byzantine Empire – 6th century AD • Spread to the Mediterranean world a century later • The bug(s): • Bubonic plague: bacillus carried by parasites on the back of rodents (the black rat) • Anthrax • Spread • Trade (ports, ships) • Beliefs of the time: spread through the air (miasma)

  8. Europe, 14th century

  9. Life after the Plague: did England and the Netherlands fled the Malthusian trap?