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3. The Black Death and Death
About this Lecture
In this module, we have a closer look at how the Black Death altered how people dealt with death in medieval society. Even after the Black Death, plague continued to spread in society. This fact altered how people confronted death, particularly in the religious realm.
In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Black Death. Firstly, we look at what the Black Death was and where it came from. We then have a look at the social and economic effects of such a vast mortality. After this, we examine how medieval society dealt with the Black Death and how it transformed how death was viewed. Finally, we look at the Black Death's effect on public health in the centuries that followed.
Miri Rubin is a professor of medieval and early modern history at Queen Mary University. Her research focuses on the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe.
Cite this Lecture
Rubin, M. (2021, September 09). Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450 - The Black Death and Death [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-the-black-death/the-black-death-and-death
Rubin, Miri. "Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450 – The Black Death and Death." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 09 Sep 2021, https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-the-black-death/the-black-death-and-death