A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century - Chapter 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

That the black plague spread quickly is an accepted fact but there is no way to determine the number of deaths associated with the disease. The plague is actually present in two forms—one is evidenced by boils at various places on the body and the other is internal. Either is fatal with the length of time before death as the only variable. The poor are more susceptible though the powerful and wealthy are not immune by any stretch of the imagination. It is common knowledge that the poor are more prone to many diseases because of their inadequate diets and generally run-down condition. In fact, their lack of sanitary facilities and practices are also likely to blame.

There are numerous misconceptions about the plague. Many believe it to be a sign of the wrath of God. There...

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