Standard: 7.6.8 ||
The Breakdown of Medieval Society
Key Terms and People
famine: a serious shortage of food
Joan of Arc: She led French forces to victory against the English.
epidemic: a widespread outbreak of a disease
bubonic plague: a deadly infection
scapegoat: people who are blamed for a problem that they did not cause
Famine and Warfare
The Spread of the Disease
Summary: After 1300, European prosperity gave way to widespread hunger and warfare. A deadly disease called the Black death killed millions and disrupted the medieval social order.
Study Guide Questions
CP 456. What new weapons were used in the Hundred Years' War?
CP 459. How did the Black Death spread across Europe?
CYP 459, 1a. Why did England and France fight the Hundred Years' War?
CYP 459, 1b. How did this war contribute to the breakdown of medieval society?
CYP 459, 2a. How did the Black Death affect people in Europe?
CYP 459, 2b. How did the Black Death change the relationship between lords and peasants?
|Homework: Read chapter 16, section 3, and choose one assignment;