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  ::The Black Death of 1348 to 1350::
Understandably, peasants were terrified at the news that the Black Death might be approaching their village or town.
The Black Death is the name given to a disease called the bubonic plague which was rampant during the Fourteenth Century.
The Black Death was caused by fleas carried by rats that were very common in towns and cities.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /black_death_of_1348_to_1350.htm   (922 words)

 Royal Horticultural Society - Gardening Advice: Hellebore black death
Black streaking and mottling of the tissues along or between the leaf veins are the main symptoms.
The fl marks may be in a ringspot pattern or in lines, which pass down the leaf stalks to the main stem of the plant.
For the first time, since the problem of hellebore 'fl death' was reported at the beginning of the 1990s, virus particles have been observed in plants showing typical symptoms.
www.rhs.org.uk /advice/profiles0401/hellebore_black_death.asp   (251 words)

  VA study finds black death rates higher for pulmonary embolisms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The study, led by researchers at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, concluded that fls with the clots, known as pulmonary embolisms, were 30 percent more likely to die than whites once the data were adjusted for other health factors that could affect mortality risk.
Reasons for the higher death rates among fls are unclear, but differences in medical treatment may play a role, said Dr. Said Ibrahim, the study's lead author and an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Blacks might need to be treated with higher levels of anticoagulant drugs or treated for longer periods, said Dr. Daniel Shade, a pulmonary critical care specialist at Allegheny General Hospital who was not involved in the study.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06336/743017-114.stm   (693 words)

  Black Death - MSN Encarta
Introduction; Epidemiology of the Black Death; Spread of the Black Death; Responses to the Black Death; Consequences of the Black Death
The Black Death of the mid-14th century probably began in the steppes of Central Asia and spread to China and India.
Throughout Europe, the Church, and moralists generally, took the view that the Black Death was a punishment from God for the sins of mankind, and called for a moral regeneration of society.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572742/Black_Death.html   (1350 words)

  Black Death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, was a devastating pandemic that first struck Europe in the mid-late-14th century (1347–1351), killing between a third and two thirds of Europe's population.
Extrapolating from this, the Black Death may be seen as partly responsible for Eastern Europe's considerable lag in scientific and philosophical advances as well as in the move to liberalise government by restricting the power of the monarch and aristocracy.
Inspired by Black Death, Danse Macabre is an allegory on the universality of death and a common painting motif in late-medieval periods.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Death   (6962 words)

 Black Death - MSN Encarta
Black Death, outbreak of bubonic plague that struck Europe and the Mediterranean area from 1347 through 1351.
The term “Black Death” was not used to refer to the plagues of 1347 through 1351 until much later; contemporaries usually referred to it as the Pestilence, or the Great Mortality.
Contemporary writers associated plague with the influence of planets and stars, or with earthquakes, which were thought to cause the release of noxious gases from the center of the earth.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761588279/Black_Death.html   (1396 words)

 Black Death (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Death is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in the Marvel universe, with the ability to manipulate objects with his fl "aura" like field around him.
During a battle with the superhero Rage, Black Death is assisted (misguidedly) by Gravity, who is under the impression that Rage is the villain, seizing this opportunity, Black Death flees.
Black Death uses Greg's gravity powers to try to damage Greenwich Village and the university campus before Gravity ultimately defeats him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Death_(comics)   (313 words)

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The Black Death (also The Plague, and latterly Black Plague though not called this in earlier times) was a devastating epidemic in Europe in the 14th century which is estimated to have killed about a third of the population.
Most scientists believe that the Black Death was an outbreak of bubonic plague, a dreaded disease that has spread in pandemic form several times through history.
The information about the death toll varies widely from source to source, but it is estimated that about a third of the population of Europe died from the outbreak in the mid-1300s.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/black_death.html   (811 words)

 Lecture 29: Satan Triumphant: The Black Death
The death rate from the plague was erratic and ranged from twenty percent to one hundred percent.
Amid the accumulating death and fear of contagion, people died without being administered the last rites, in other words, they were buried without prayer.
The death of the rat caused the relocation of the flea, and if its next host just happened to be a human, then contagion was the result.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/lecture29b.html   (3648 words)

 The Black Death, 1348
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.
Soon after this the symptoms changed and fl or purple spots appeared on the arms or thighs or any other part of the body, sometimes a few large ones, sometimes many little ones.
To speak to or go near the sick brought infection and a common death to the living; and moreover, to touch the clothes or anything else the sick had touched or worn gave the disease to the person touching.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /plague.htm   (1507 words)

 The Black Death: Bubonic Plague
The disease also causes spots on the skin that are red at first and then turn fl.
Since China was one of the busiest of the world's trading nations, it was only a matter of time before the outbreak of plague in China spread to western Asia and Europe.
By the following August, the plague had spread as far north as England, where people called it "The Black Death" because of the fl spots it produced on the skin.
www.themiddleages.net /plague.html   (571 words)

 The Black Death, The Bubonic Plague
It is estimated that at least 50% of people living in some of the affected areas died.
From Boccaccio's first-hand description in his Introduction to the "Decameron" to contemporary wood etchings of death's horror, we learn the enormity of the Plague's tragic effects.
Examine current scholarship suggesting that anthrax may have been partly responsible for some of the deaths - especially in towns away from seaports.
www.click2disasters.com /black_death/black_death.htm   (151 words)

 COB-NET Historical Notes: The Black Death
It was called the Black Death because the skin color of infected persons turned dark gray, almost fl.
Death came so quickly that Italian writer and poet Giovanni Boccaccio commented: "one could eat lunch with friends and have dinner with ancestors in paradise." Symptoms began with aching limbs followed by vomiting of blood.
Death came so quickly that it hurried the living to bury all the dead.
www.cob-net.org /text/history_bubonic.htm   (635 words)

 Europe-The Black Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Black Death is a disease or plague that killed 1/4 of the population in Europe.
Black Death was portrayed as the "Dance of Death", in which the skeletons and rotting corpses led the apparently healthy and living into a bransle that included those of both sexes, all ages, and all branches of the Feudal system.
Death was thought to lead a long line of the people in a ghastly parody of stately dance, they use there own music with bones for flutes and skulls for drums (Chamberlin 1).
www.wpsweb.com /all/WWW/Projects/Blackdeath/blackdeath.html   (6281 words)

 THE BLACK DEATH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Black Death of 1346 - 1348 and its relation to historical change is not one of direct cause but of contributory effect.  The disease helped cause historic and social change, but the change (especially in economic systems) was not initiated by the historical event known as the Black Death but accelerated by it.
The Black Death was the most significant cause of economic distress in the middle ages.
The Black Death was a single historical event in a series, one of great magnitude, and one with many consequences.  The indirect influences on history are clear and give rise to many speculations on what might have happened had there been no Black Death.
www.evergreen.edu /library/ARCHWWW/1988Accessions/Accession88-01/Blackdeath.htm   (2592 words)

 Bubonic Plague - Black death in the Elizabethan Era and medical treatments
The death cart labourers generally undertook their gruesome work at night and the bodies were hurried out of the house wrapped in any kind of improvised shroud.
Spread of the Elizabethan Black Death or the Bubonic Plague in Elizabethan England
The blood that exuded was fl, thick and vile smelling with a greenish scum mixed in it.
www.william-shakespeare.info /bubonic-black-plague-elizabethan-era.htm   (1995 words)

 The History of the Black Death
The mortality was of the fl death was awesome.
However, the real diagnostic feature of the Black Death was the haemorrhagic red spots on the chest, which were called God’s tokens and were the result of bleeding from damaged blood vessels under the skin.
To be able to refute unequivocally the belief that Yersinia pestis was the pathogen of the Black Death it is necessary to understand fully the complicated biology of bubonic plague.
www.firstscience.com /SITE/ARTICLES/history-of-the-black-death.asp   (1695 words)

 Jewish History Sourcebook: The Black Death and the Jews 1348-1349 CE
The Black Death and the Jews 1348-1349 CE In 1348 there appeared in Europe a devastating plague which is reported to have killed off ultimately twenty-five million people.
In this city the authorities, who attempted to save the Jews, were overthrown by a fear-stricken mob led by the butchers' and tanners' guilds and by the nobles who were determined to do away with the Jews who were their economic competitors and to whom they were indebted for loans.
Death went from one end of the earth to the other, on that side and this side of the sea, and it was greater among the Saracens than among the Christians.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/jewish/1348-jewsblackdeath.html   (2180 words)

 Black Cancer Death Rate Higher
Black men are 35% more likely to die of cancer than white men; fl women are 18% more likely to die of cancer than white women.
By the time fl Americans find out they have cancer, their cancer is at a later stage than for newly diagnosed white Americans.
For all major cancers, fl Americans are less likely than whites to survive five years after diagnosis -- even when their cancers are diagnosed at the same stage.
www.webmd.com /content/article/131/118134?src=RSS_PUBLIC   (438 words)

 End of Europe's Middle Ages - Black Death
Having entered Europe from the East along trade routes, the Black Death had profound consequences on the European economy and the collective psyche of the population.
According to this story, as a young girl Elizabeth I was sent to the southern town of Beasley to avoid an outbreak of the Plague.
The nobility who had been entrusted with the care of Elizabeth were horrified and, to prevent the discovery of her death and royal reprisals, searched for a replacement.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/bluedot/blackdeath.html   (426 words)

 Black Death
This goo, we call "fl death", is normally trapped between the high pressure port of the compressor and the high pressure side of the orifice tube, however, it is slightly possible for some of the smaller particles to get through the filter screen, and cause deposits in the low pressure side of the system.
If you have a fl death compressor, the best option is to use a new compressor, or at the least a quality rebuilt, and you wont find a quality rebuild at a chain discount auto parts store, you have to order them from a direct ac supplier, or a top name brand parts store.
This is a fl or silver canister usually found on or near the firewall, or up towards the condenser.
www.aircondition.com /dsmobileac/blackdeath.html   (842 words)

Description The Black Death was actually a combination of three different types of plague: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicaemic, with bubonic being the most common.
The Black Death came through the passes in the Alps in to Germany, and across the Rhine from France and Holland.
Given that the Black Death pre-dates the development of the modern nation-state, it would probably be more appropriate to view it in terms of a plague striking a panorama of local communities than a collection of states.
www.american.edu /TED/bubonic.htm   (3453 words)

 Wyrms of the North: Voaraghamanthar, "the Black Death"
This latter power is due to the true nature of this dragon: "Voaraghamanthar" is, in fact, two identical twin, adult male, fl dragons who pose as one dragon in their dealings with both intruders and allies, the latter of which includes a Cult of the Dragon cell based in Leilon.
The fl swamp waters hide the dragons and the rotting bodies of victims they wait to dine upon -- or keep prisoner, helpless in the cold muck, for fell purposes.
The Black Brothers were born in a large clutch of eggs in the Mhair jungles.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/wn/20040310a   (3708 words)

 Death of Black Radio?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The moment it was publicly announced that Atlanta-based Cox Communications was putting Los Angeles radio station KACE on the auction block, Black leaders and activists in L.A. wailed that Blacks would lose a media outlet that had provided crucial information, news, and analysis on issues of grave concern to their community for nearly three decades.
According to a study by the Black Broadcasters Alliance on minority radio ownership, the number of minority-owned radio stations nose-dived from 127 in 1997 to 100 in 1998.
Yet beyond ineffectual complaints, the only response of Black leaders and activists nationally to the onslaught against Black media is the even more ineffectual call to write letters in protest to the FCC.
www.blackjournalism.com /death_of_black_radio.htm   (772 words)

 The Black Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Such obvious symptoms as gangrenous inflammation of the throat and lungs, violent pains in the chest, vomiting and spitting of blood, pestilential odor from bodies and breath, tumors in the groin, arm pits and the neck, constipation or diarrhea, and purple spots (caused by subcutaneous hemorrhages) marked the victims.
It is difficult to evaluate the impact of the Black Death on European civilization.
The Black Death and the wars created a labor shortage in the country as in the towns.
mars.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/wc1/lectures/27blackdeath.html   (2290 words)

 Amazon.com: Black Death: Books: Philip Ziegler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Explores the lasting effects of the Black Death on European society and its contribution to the disintegration of an age.
Ziegler's "The Black Death" is obviously intended to be a popularized account of the infamous bubonic plague that swept Europe in the late 1300s.
The Black Death is a fairly academic book that seeks to give a comprehensive overview of the plague that ravaged Europe around 1348 (the book only briefly refers to other...
www.amazon.com /Black-Death-Philip-Ziegler/dp/0061315508   (2264 words)

 The Islamic World to 1600: The Mongol Invasions (The Black Death)
The Black Death, known in medical terms as the Bubonic Plague, was a fatal disease that ravaged much of Asia and Europe in the mid-14th century.
The name, Black Death, was actually not used in either Europe or the Islamic world at the time, but it later came into use in English as a description of the high mortality rates suffered in regions affected by the Plague.
Also, death was always treated as punishment in Christian Europe, and the idea that the widespread death caused by the plague might be due to something other than God's wrath was not considered.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/mongols/blackDeath.html   (1098 words)

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