Articles for tag: Avignon, Black Death, The Black Death, The Plague

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Causes and Effects of the Black Death in Europe

The epidemics were not unknown in the Middle Age. However, the Black Death that attacked Europe from 1348 to 1350 was a pandemic destruction of the European population. One third of the residents of Europe died from the spread of the plague. Mice and fleas were accountable for the transmission of the disease that travelled ...

A Historical Look at the Beer Stein

The common material for making beer mugs before 1892 was stone, or stoneware. The 1892 Oktoberfest brought the introduction of the beer glass or the beer mug made of glass. Even though, the name Stein, the German abbreviation for stoneware, has been thought of to mean generally any robust vessel beer enthusiasts use to drink ...

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Indentured Servitude and Early Colonial America

In the late Middle Age era, Europe, including England, suffered from a severe plague epidemic known as the “Black Death”. The Black Death curbed population increases initially, but as the British people gradually began to build-up immunity to the disease, the island’s population immediately soared upward. Though there were numerous reasons as to why the ...

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Modern Day Bubonic Plague

Ring Around the Rosy. A Pocket Full of Posies. Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Today when children sing this well-known rhyme it doesn’t stir up the fear that it once did. The seemingly innocent song refers to the bubonic plague, known as the Black Death that swept through Europe, Asia, and Africa in the ...

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Comparison of 1628 German Witch Hunt and Madumo by Adam Ashforth

Throughout history, there have been many cases of witchcraft. Many of these spawn from personal fears and lack of knowledge, while others hold merit and substantial evidence of the supernatural. The cases to be looked at will be Madumo: A Man Bewitched, as well as the witch-hunt in Germany, 1628. Although the contrast is great, ...

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Thirty Years’ War: Worst European Disaster Since the Black Death

The Thirty Years’ War, which lasted from 1618 until 1648, was the most gruesome war started by religion in European history. Almost every European nation was involved in the conflict either directly or indirectly, the major players being Bohemia, Spain, France, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden. The war, which began and ended in the Holy Roman ...

The Modern Threat from Bubonic Plague

In the years surrounding 1350, one-third of Europe’s population died from the Black Death. It was frightening because the people then didn’t understand where it came from or how it was spread. They only knew that when people developed the black buboes, the black lumps in their armpits and groin, that those people were likely ...

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The Effects of the Black Death

Between the years 1347 and 1351, it is estimated that one third of the entire European population succumbed to the Black Death, while similar death tolls occurred in both Asia and the Middle East. Although the plague is considered to be the single worst pandemic in world history, one could argue that it yielded several ...