Source: Blessed Bernard Tolomei Interceding for the Cessation of the Plague in Siena. (Encyclopædia Britannica, 2020).
Traditionally the Middle Ages is seen as the period in Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire in the west in 476, and the fall of Constantinople in the east in 1453, together with the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492, and the start of the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
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How the Black Death fits into the broad patterns of change over the period from the Ancient to the Modern World.
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Understand different historical interpretations and contested debates about the Black Death.
Identify and explain how the spread of the Black Death disrupted the pattern of continuity in medieval society and introduced sudden change to their way of life.
Understand the causes and effects of The Black Death.
Understand how the spread of the Black Death had its causal roots in the spread of trade and contact with other societies and peoples.
How was society organised at the time of the Black Death?
What was the Black Death and how did it spread?
What were the effects of the Black Death?
The Black Death was a great epidemic known as that spread across Europe between 1347 and 1351. It killed many people and had a big impact on medieval society.
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