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