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Secrets of the Black Death Video
The Black Death pandemic swept across Europe in the mid-14th century killing about half the population. It was caused by a bacterium

The Black Death - The Oriental Flea
The Black Death was one of the worst natural disasters in history. In 1347 A.D., a great plague swept over Europe, ravaged cities causing widespread hysteria and death. Read how the plague was transmitted, the effects in Europe and more...

Bubonic Plague - Black Death
Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history

How the Black Death Worked
Article on the causes of the Black Death, effects and..

The Black Death
You will find 23 pages of information on the Black Death. No pictures.

Boccaccio's The Decameron
The following excerpt is taken from Boccaccio's The Decameron. It is a detailed description of life in the middle ages, specifically the effects of the Black Death or Bubonic Plague.

Spreading of the Black Death
Hundreds of thousands of people - men. women and children - are dying in every country in Europe, struck down by an epidemic of an apparently incurable plague which the healthy and afflicted alike call the Black Death

Black Death
The Black Death was 'a squalid disease that killed within a week' and a national trauma that utterly transformed Britain.

Black Death: The Effect of the Plague
The plague's devastating impact on the rural communities

The Black Death: Bubonic Plague
In the early 1330s an outbreak of deadly bubonic plague occurred in China. The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people

In 1346 an unusually virulent strain of plague inflicts eastern Asia and China. It seems to have elements both of bubonic plague (carried by fleas, particularly those which live on rats) and of the pneumonic variety, in which the plague bacilli are spread on the breath of infected victims..

Black Death: Political and Social Changes
The Black Death had a devastating impact on local communities, and the class of survivors created a country of higher wages and peasants with a determined sense of their own worth

CDC Plague Home Page - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventon

The Black Death
From 1348 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between one third and one half of the population dead. This collection of sources traces through contemporary writings the calamitous impact of the Black Death in Europe, with particular emphasis on its spread across England from 1348 to 1349

Black Death
School created page on the Black Death.

The Role of Trade in Transmitting the Black Death