1. D

    Conquest of the east and black plague

    Hello everybody.Are there statistics about the human bilan,for the XIVth century,concerning the german conquest of the territories of the east and the black plague (Germany and Poland).Thank you.
  2. D

    Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

    Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread a series of outbreaks in 14th-19th Century Europe. But a team from the universities of Oslo and Ferrara now says the first, the Black Death, can...
  3. Blue

    The History of the Plague

    YTn6YIwybwM I knew that the bubonic plague spread to many regions, but now I'm surprised at the regions that didn't get affected by the bubonic plague. Places like Scotland and Poland were very close to the hot spots and yet they still remained safe. And it spread in China very slowly. It...
  4. holoow

    Plague doctor's mask

    How advanced were plague doctor's masks ( materials, construction )? Were these masks precursors of gas masks?
  5. James Cook

    Was the Byzantine plague of 541 so terrible as historians portray it?

    It seems that a great plague reached the Byzantine Empire through Egypt in the first half of the 6th century, and continued coming back until the 8th century. While some historians say that this plague caused great disruption in the empire, with maybe half the population being dead by the 8th...
  6. Rex Hiemis

    Did 14th C. doctors use plague masks?

    Did 14th C. Black Plague doctors really use beak mask? I know Charles de Lorme, a 16th C. French doctor had been attributed for its design but in wikipedia it says; "The costume may have older roots as some authors have described fourteenth-century plague doctors as wearing bird-like...
  7. Herzog

    Plague in Poland

    Is it true that black death did not devastated Poland?
  8. Porter Rockwell

    Did Clement minister personally to plague victims?

    My wife and I were discussing disease and the reactions of people when it's present. Both of us were familiar with the depiction of Pope Clement VI surrounded by torches to ward off the plague that has been in several television documentaries. I was planning on writing something about that, but...
  9. P

    Which group(s) is responsible for spreading the Bubonic/Black Plague across Eurasia?

    Also which other groups were present a the Siege of Kaffa, 1347 in Crimea besides the Mongols, Tatars, and Genoese; any Chinese, Russians, Etc? The Siege is sometimes regarded one of the first entry points of the plague in Europe, because the retreating Mongol army catapulted dead corpses across...
  10. G

    Term Paper Idea?

    So I'm not sure where to post this, but I was wondering if someone would have an idea for a history paper? The class covers ancient history to the middle ages. Since I have a love of the middle ages and ancient civilizations this is really hard! I'm thinking of: Alexander the Great The plague...
  11. Nesimi

    Catastrophe (what happened in 6th century?)

    The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the most severe and protracted short-term episodes of cooling in the Northern Hemisphere in the last 2,000 years. The event is thought to have been caused by an extensive atmospheric dust veil, possibly resulting from a large volcanic eruption in the...
  12. Modest Learner

    No Justinian plague

    What if there were no Justinian Plague? How would it have changed the course of history??
  13. Ariadne

    Justinian's plague

    Does anyone know the exact number of the people that died from it in a worldwide scale? According to Procopius, 40% of Constantinople died from it but I don't think he's a very reliable source.
  14. jeroenrottgering

    Is their knowledge on how many of the people inflicted with the plague survived?

    I've always wondered is their knowledge how much per cent of the Europeans survived the plague. So I mean those who cached the plague but managed to defeat it?
  15. H

    Black Plague Senior Paper

    I am writing my senior paper on the effects of the black plague on art. Now I know I really need to narrow that down but I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out just how to do that? I am very interested in the common themes represented in art, such as arrows, dark clouds, etc. But I'm...
  16. No Bias FTW

    Some Questions On the Bubonic Plague

    Sorry in advance if I am asking stupid questions. Why did these plagues come in waves (Justinian Plague, Black Death of 1347, etc.)? I mean, even when the Silk Road is restricted, the contact and trade never stopped. Rats will always get to be transferred from one end of Eurasia to the other...
  17. Krystian

    Why did the Bubonic Plague miss Poland?

    During the years 1348-1350 Europe experienced the Bubonic Plague, which killed 30%-60% of its population. It reached even the most isolated places such as Scnadinavia and northern Russia. One reagion however was almost entirely spared - the Kingdom of Poland. What was the reason for that? This...
  18. President Camacho

    Considerations on the Athenian Plague

    The plague described in the history of the Peloponnesian War is largely held to be a contagion but the possibility of poison shouldn't be ruled out in my opinion. Although Thucydides mentions that people contracted the disease when caring for and coming into contact with those who had the...
  19. President Camacho

    Plague in Athens

    Doing a research paper on the plague at athens. Any help with references to scholarly papers would help. Thanks! Here's the rough draft of my intro: The plague that struck Athens during the Peloponnesian War was one of the first well documented great plagues in history. The plague greatly...
  20. E

    Antonine & Ciprian Plague

    I'm bothered by this subject for some time now. There are so many different data about these pandemics which makes hard for one to tell right from wrong. Thx in advance.