Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Black Death Effects

          The Black Death majorly effected Europe. Europe's population had been hit hard which had a huge economic impact. The workforce had been destroyed, farms were abandoned, and buildings crumbled. The cost of work and goods also increased. All of these things happened due to the decrease in population from the Black Death. People who survived the Black Death era generally suffered a communal crisis of faith. Rather than becoming more religious in thanksgiving to God for their survival, people harbored doubts. They had turned to the church for an answer to the plague, and the church had been able to offer no help. Additionally, priests, who, along with doctors, had the highest rate of contact with the diseased, also had one of the highest rates of fatalities. Those who still clung to their faith were more likely to do so in a very personal manner. Many began to build private chapels.
           Farming land was given over to pasturing, which was much less labour-intensive. This change in farming led to a boost in the cloth and woollen industry. Peasants moved from the country to the towns. The Black Death was therefore also responsible for the decline of the Feudal system. People became disillusioned with the church and its power and influence went into decline. This resulted in the English reformation. The Black Death had huge effects on Europe, from the people to goods to the economy. Considering nearly over 35 million people died over the major outbreak of the Black Death. The main focuses after the Black Death was religion and goods such as farming. Not to mention all the effects that the Black Death had on all people in the Middle Ages. The Black Death was the murderer of the Middle Ages.


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