Monday , April 16, 2012. Agenda Bell Assignment – No Laptops Discuss Black Death – Ch. 9 Section 5 Watch Black Death Video w/ Notes. “The Black Death” A Look at the Causes and Effects of the Bubonic Plague. Chapter 9 Section 5. Middle Ages. Early Middle Ages 800 A.D. – 1,000 A.D.
Chapter 9 Section 5
Some people turned to magic and witchcraft for cures.
Some plunged into wild pleasures. Others, known as Flagellants, saw the plague as God’s punishment and beat themselves with whips to show that they repented their sins.
Christians blamed Jews for the plague, claiming that they had poisoned the wells.
In the resulting hysteria, thousands of Jews were slaughtered.
“The whole world rose up against [the Jews] cruelly on this account.”
Bitter, angry peasants rampaged in England, France, Germany and elsewhere.
The Black Death was a horrible time for the Middle Ages. The plague spread death and social unrest.
Western Europe did not fully recover from the Black Plague’s effects for more than 100 years.