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By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston

ISBN-10: 0312683219

ISBN-13: 9780312683214

The most fulfilling for AP eu heritage, A heritage of Western Society, 9th Edition remains unsurpassed in its integration of way of life within the vast sweep of Western history. The enduring allure of social background is bolstered within the re-creation with clean scholarship and international views extra through new authors Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Haru Crowston. Compelling writing wealthy with information about way of life is helping scholars establish with peoples of the earlier, whereas the authors' sustained realization to cultural, monetary, political, and diplomatic heritage guarantees a balanced, built-in narrative. an in depth healthy with the school Board’s direction description, the hot version contains enticing precise positive factors and a chain of Document-Based Questions (DBQs) that support scholars strengthen their historic research abilities and get ready for the AP examination.

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Only the very rare document listing the number of wrapping sheets and coffins for the dead purchased in a given period provides the modern scholar with information on the number of patients a hospital had. Hospitals could offer only shelter, compassion, and care for the dying. Many people did not see the plague as a medical issue, but instead interpreted it as the result of something within themselves. God must be punishing them for terrible sins, they thought, so the best remedies were religious ones: asking for forgiveness, praying, trusting in God, making donations to churches, and trying to live better lives.

The fourteenth-century outbreak showed many similarities to the nineteenth-century outbreak, but also some differences. There are no reports of massive rat dieoffs in fourteenth-century records. The plague was often transmitted directly from one person to another through coughing and sneezing (what epidemiologists term pneumonic transmission) as well as through flea bites. The fourteenth-century outbreak spread much faster than the nineteenth-century outbreak and was much more deadly, killing as much as one-third of the population when it first spread to an area.

Labor shortages caused by the Black Death throughout the Mediterranean region, from Constantinople to Spain, presented aggressive businessmen with a golden opportunity, and the price of slaves rose sharply. Even more significant than the social effects were the psychological consequences. The knowledge that the disease meant almost certain death provoked the most profound pessimism. Imagine an entire society in the grip of the belief that it was at the mercy of a frightful affliction Apago PDF Enhancer Flagellants In this manuscript illumination from 1349, shirtless flagellants scourge themselves with whips as they walk through the streets of the Flemish city of Tournai.

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