Assess the impact of Health + Disease on Medieval society? (Common Disease…
Assess the impact of Health + Disease on Medieval society?
The Black Death
Impact on Society
The Plague killed many peasants which brutally affected the Feudal System.
Killed 30% - 60% of Europe
It was originally from China, which then was carried to India and finally landed in Europe where it caused the most damage.
Peasants vs Wealthy
Significance of Individual
Medicine in the Middle Ages was inaccurate and sometimes even mythical.
A large majority of medicines were based on Spiritual Beliefs and were completely useless.
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