The Black Death - The World's Most Devastating Plague

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The Black Death
The World's Most Devastating Plague

2016

In the late 1340s, a cataclysmic plague shook medieval Europe to its core. The bacterial disease known to us as the Black Death swept westward across the continent, leaving a path of destruction from Crimea and Constantinople...

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Director
Dorsey Armstrong

In This Series

Europe on the Brink of the Black Death
Episode 1
Europe on the Brink of the Black Death
The Epidemiology of Plague
Episode 2
The Epidemiology of Plague
Did Plague Really Cause the Black Death?
Episode 3
Did Plague Really Cause the Black Death?
The Black Death’s Ports of Entry
Episode 4
The Black Death’s Ports of Entry
The First Wave Sweeps across Europe
Episode 5
The First Wave Sweeps across Europe
The Black Death in Florence
Episode 6
The Black Death in Florence
The Black Death in France
Episode 7
The Black Death in France
The Black Death in Avignon
Episode 8
The Black Death in Avignon
The Black Death in England
Episode 9
The Black Death in England
The Black Death in Walsham
Episode 10
The Black Death in Walsham
The Black Death in Scandinavia
Episode 11
The Black Death in Scandinavia
The End of the First Wave
Episode 12
The End of the First Wave
Medieval Theories about the Black Death
Episode 13
Medieval Theories about the Black Death
Cultural Reactions from Flagellation to Hedonism
Episode 14
Cultural Reactions from Flagellation to Hedonism
Jewish Persecution during the Black Death
Episode 15
Jewish Persecution during the Black Death
Plague’s Effects on the Medieval Church
Episode 16
Plague’s Effects on the Medieval Church
Plague Saints and Popular Religion
Episode 17
Plague Saints and Popular Religion
Artistic Responses to the Black Death
Episode 18
Artistic Responses to the Black Death
Literary Reponses to the Black Death
Episode 19
Literary Reponses to the Black Death
The Economics of the Black Death
Episode 20
The Economics of the Black Death
The Black Death’s Political Outcomes
Episode 21
The Black Death’s Political Outcomes
Communities That Survived the First Wave
Episode 22
Communities That Survived the First Wave
Later Plague Outbreaks: 1353–1666
Episode 23
Later Plague Outbreaks: 1353–1666
How the Black Death Transformed the World
Episode 24
How the Black Death Transformed the World