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European History

The Great Mortality and the New Economy

September 8, 2021

After the plague, everyone who survived was pretty much better off than they had been before. A new pattern emerged in the economy that unsettled a few individuals. […]

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European History

The Economic Impact of the Plague

September 7, 2021

When the plague swept through Europe and its medieval society, it affected everyone’s life. Nobody was safe, and nobody could claim to be unaffected by the epidemic. […]

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European History

First Literary Works during the Plague

August 8, 2021

While ‘consilia’ had been a literary tradition before the arrival of the plague, between 1348 and 1350, there was a veritable flood of them being produced by medical professionals throughout the medieval world. […]

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