Europe and Africa before collision

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It was returned that the disease was caused by the alignment of jupiter and mars: the most common reaction was the thought of divine punishment. Jews were accused of poisoning christian wealth with the disease: quarantine came about quaranta meaning 40 days. Jews were exiled and killed, and their villages destroyed. (ships off shore) if it was discovered they had the plague on board: taxes had to be raised to cover the people that died. 2- 15th century and the development of nation states. 3- protestant reformation: puritans: martin luther (1483-1546): took the first public attack on the catholic church. Luther told people that you could access christianity by reading the bible. In catholic theology, people don t read the bible. The pope/priest interprets the bible: luther translated the bible from latin to german, so more people could read it, couldn t find a home in britain, so they had to go to the new world.

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