Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Europe’s Black Death

It was called the ‘black death’ because of the black blotches, caused by subcutaneous haemorrhages, at at appeared on the skin of diseased human beings near the time of death. An overwhelming infection of the blood led to rapid putrefaction in victims, who usually died within two to four days.

The story began somewhere between China an the Crimean Peninsula. Modern theories point to Mongol horsemen disrupting reservoirs of plague-carrying rodents, who entered the stream of commerce and conquest.
An incident ruing the Mongol’s siege of Italians at Caffa on the Black Sea gave rise to the tale that plague-stricken warriors hurled plague victim’s into the town panicked the European and caused them to take ship for the West with plague aboard.

Plague arrived in Messina, Sicily, in late 1347 and proceeded up both lateral coast of Italy. The plague then rages across Europe, reaching England and Norway in 1348, through Oslo in 1348 and then through Bergen in 1349 and European Russia in 1351, where the city state of Novgorod was first infected.

Thousands of inhabitants of southern France, Spain and Italy succumbed to the black plague before it reached Paris in June 1348 and London several moths later.

Historical estimates of the reality directly duet to the plague vary from one-fourth to three-fourths of the population of Europe and Asia; at least 25 million Europeans dies between 1347 and 1351.


The Europe’s Black Death
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