14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

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14th Century Europe: Famine, War and Plague

<p>A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to

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A series cataclysmic events reduced the population of Europe by a third and with it provided a crucial turning point in Western History. We look first at the population boom of the 13th century to a point of over population, then the change to a cooler wetter climate in the late 13th century, the resulting famines that followed and the general decline in population to the mid 14th century. The outbreak of the 100 years war between France and England in 1337, followed in 1346 by the Black Death and its recurrent outbreaks for the rest of the century. This cut population by around 33%. The plague brought about the greatest economic and social change Europe has ever experienced and so is one of the pivotal turning points in Western History.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Gottfried Robert S. The Black Death. The Free Press 1983
  • Tuchman Barbara. A Distant Mirror, The Calamitous 14th Century. MacMillan London Ltd 1979
  • Mollat and Wolff, The Popular Revolutions of the Late Middle Ages. 1973
  • Fagan, Brian M. The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300–1850. Basic Books 2001