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Black Death Jesse Russell

Black Death

Jesse Russell

Published July 7th 2012
ISBN : 9785513273134
Paperback
120 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Of several competing theories, the dominant explanation for the Black Death is the plagueMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Of several competing theories, the dominant explanation for the Black Death is the plague theory, which attributes the outbreak to the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Thought to have started in China, it travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346. From there, probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships, it spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe.