Jean De Venette's Plague Analysis

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Jean de Venette's account is the longest among other three it contains a lot of derails and emotional pathos as well. Even though it does not have that much data and facts the account gives enough information on the topic; Venette’s writing stile is very descriptive. Agnolo di Tora’s account is descriptive and uses emotional pathos too and it even has more data and facts such as “…died in Siena 36,000 persons twenty years of age or less, and the aged and other people (died), to a total of 52,000 in all in Siena.” it dose not provide as much information as Venette did. Giovanni Boccaccio and Matteo Villani in their accounts both focused more not on the Plague it self but on how people acted during that time. Therefore, the bets account is “The …show more content…
Also, the church had a hard time to convince people that the plague was not God’s punishment and the papacy was criticized and accused of corruption. The political relationship between church and state were affected as well and the question on power and authority of secular and spiritual realms were not asked anymore— The Black Death confirmed the mid fourteenth century answer that popes no longer should challenge the military might of kings (Boccaccio).

5. In conclusion, based on your reading of the documents and the documentary, what do you believe to be some of the plague’s lasting legacies and effects for the medieval period? In your view, what does also the plague reveal about human nature and the fragility of civilization?

One of the most lasting effects of the plague is that the number of population significantly dropped and people were forced to almost start everything fro the beginning— people were laving cites so agriculture and manufacture were abandoned. The plague’s consequences show how in the extreme situations people are easy to divide and be against a certain group—Jews— the violence and cruelty make their way out and in order to survive people become