The Black Death in Europe during the Middle Ages

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1970

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Doubtless the bubonic plague epidemic of 1348 was one of the most catastrophic events to ever affect Europe. Its immediate effects were in themselves traumatic enough; in addition to a mortality estimated by some to be as high as half the population, profound psychological phenomena, such as extreme anti-Sexai-tism, Flagellism, and choriomanias profoundly influenced the outlook of all Europeans. However, the far-reaching effects of the Black Death's ravage of the continent are yet being reflected in the religion, art, literature, superstition, and symbolism of Western civilization.

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Black Death, Europe

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