The Spread of the Plague in Europe, 1346 - 1353

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 22 March 2020

A map illustrating the rapid spread of the 14th-century plague pandemic commonly known as the "Black Death", across Europe and the Middle East. The second such pandemic (after the 541 - 549 outbreak during the reign of the Roman emperor Justinian) the plague arrived from Central Asia and quickly traveled on merchant vessels carrying grain and furs from the Italian Black Sea colonies Kaffa and Tana along dense and interwoven sea and land routes to reach in just a few years almost every community on the continent. In its wake, it is estimated, that the Black Death killed 25 million people, or about a third of the continent's population.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2020, March 22). The Spread of the Plague in Europe, 1346 - 1353. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12038/the-spread-of-the-plague-in-europe-1346---1353/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Spread of the Plague in Europe, 1346 - 1353." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 22, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12038/the-spread-of-the-plague-in-europe-1346---1353/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Spread of the Plague in Europe, 1346 - 1353." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Mar 2020. Web. 08 Aug 2022.

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