The Black Plague

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In the Wake of the Plague addresses the issues of socialism and economy as major factors during this deathly time that affected our world. The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, attacked Europe first in 1347. However, the outbreak continued to spread until it devasted most of the Eastern Hemisphere. The plague did not only affect the poor or lower class, but it destroyed the upper class and royal families of the time as well. The death of Princess Joan shows the effect that the plague had on all classes and races. The use of the effect of the people, medicine, and lifestyles of those involved during this time shows the how during their time has influenced the way that we live and carry out our day-to-day lives.

The study of how attorneys came to be used to settle cases of ownership of land being passed down from generations to generations show the early stages of civil law. They are of law and business discussed in this book is that of which I would like to do with my college education. The attorneys in this book pioneered the actual way of the law dealt with land grants and wills. The use of how the plague affected the mind set of people toward their assets and how they would be taken care of after their death.

The plague changed many things in our world. The way our medicine is used now to cure major diseases was pioneered by the medieval medicine of the black plague. The book shows how every aspect of life was affected and changes according to what needed to be done to survive. The ambition to live and prosper is what brought people together all across this world to perfect our way we live our lives today. All of these issues discussed in this book show how one event can affect a whole world. The black plague brought the entire world to it knees to discover what was truly important in their time and ours.
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