Hundred Years War and the Black Plague
A brief discussion of twentieth century events that can be seen as counterparts to the Hundred Years War and the Black Plague.
# 117985 | 1,047 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 27, 2009 in History (European - 16th Century) , History (European - World Wars) , History (U.S. 1900-1930) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)
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The paper compares the repercussions of the Hundred Years War to the two world wars of the twentieth century and highlights their similar effects. The paper also compares the Black Plague to the influenza pandemic of 1918 and the AIDS crisis, but shows how while the influenza pandemic of 1918 was serious, and the AIDS crisis is devastating, neither has had the impact on human history that the Black Plague did. The paper then suggests that a current strain of bird flu has the potential to equal the devastating effects of the Black Plague.
From the Paper:"The Hundred Years War and the Black Plague were events that changed the course of human history. Over the last hundred years, there have been certain events that can be seen as counterparts to these events. In the case of the Hundred Years War, the two world wars of the twentieth century certainly had similar effects. In the case of the Black Plague, the influenza pandemic of 1918 and the AIDS crisis have been compared to it. However neither has had the impact of the Black Plague. However, there is a current example that has the potential to have similarly devastating effects."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Crosby, Alfred W. America's Forgotten Pandemic: Influenza of 1918. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Gilbert, Martin. The Second World War: A Complete History. New York: Henry Hold and Company, 1989.
- Grmek, Mirko D. History of Aid. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
- Stokesbury, James L. A Short History of World War I. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
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