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The Black Death

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Department
History
Course
History 2401E
Professor
Landon
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 38March 5 2012 thThe Black Death 14 CenturyPopulationExpand of Europes horizon for reasons for trade first10001300 population tripled o Had been built primarily on agriculturePopulation was very great in relation to the amount of technology available at the timeRapid increase in populationBy 1300 Europe reaches human carrying capacity o Period of growth mostly in rural o Surplus of labour available o Strategies running out of steam no new technologies introduced o Much of quality land was already being cultivatedlittle room for agricultural increase o Land prices increased steadily before declining a bit before leveling offClimateMore precipitationBecame colderWeather was becoming harsherSea route to Greenland was becoming more difficult to access o People in Greenland seized to existChange in climate occurred slowly13151317 The Great Famine o Widespread famine o Hit N especially badly o Rain fell heavily o People brought together to collectively pray o Harvest failed hunger set in o Many died from starvation and diseases that set in we
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