Fifth And Sixth Centuries In Human CivilizationPaper Rating: Word Count: 1030 Approx Pages: 4
The fifth and six centuries were periods of lots of changes and advances in history. This time period marked the end of classical civilization, as well as the spread of Afro-Eurasian diseases, which led to population decline. This, in turn made economic and political disorder, and created a population decline, lasting approximately sic centuries, from about 180-750 C.E.
Civilization as a form of human organization became popular, with the rise of Islam in the seventh and eighth centuries, followed by the relocation of the Chinese and European economies from 650-1330 C.E. The Black Death greatly destroyed this progress, by creating an epidemic that began in East Asia approximately around the mid-1330's. The Black Death destroyed populations by a third or more in most areas.
Before the Black Death, the Justinian plague had succeeded in wiping out many different tribes. The Justinian plague originally struck Constantinople around 542, and at least fifteen outbreaks followed in the coming years, finally diminishing around 750 C.E. No other plagues followed until the fourteenth century, with the well-known Black Death. The plague penetrates the body by mucous membranes of the mouth or lungs, also through small abrasions in the skin. It is thought that fleas transferred the disease to humans. It was originally thought that it was only the rat flea carried the plague, but a human flea also can transmit the plague.
The Black Death had disastrous consequences for civilization. North of the Mediterranean, in Europe, the plague did not hit. Northern Europe's population grew furthermore because of this. However, the Mediterranean cities were not that lucky. They were ravaged. It is not sure when the Black Death hit China. It is thought that it could have been hit as early as 610 C.E. It is known that it was there by 642 C.E. Population growth in Scandinavian coastlands propelled Viking raids in the ninth