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Historiography[ edit ] The expression "Crisis of the Late Middle Ages" is used commonly in western historiography, [3] especially in English and German, and somewhat less among other western European scholarship to refer individually or collectively to different crises besetting Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries. The expression often carries a modifier to refer more specifically to one or another aspect of Late Middle Age crisis, such as the Urban [4] Crisis of the Late Middle Ages, or the Cultural, [5] Monastic, [6] Religious, [7] Social, [7] Economic, [7] Intellectual, [7] or Agrarian [8] crisis of the Late Middle Ages, or a national or regional modifier, e.

Catalan [9] or French [1] crisis. By , French historian Marc Bloch was already writing about the effects of the crisis of the Late Middle Ages, [10] and by mid-century there were academic debates being held about it. Donald Sullivan addresses this question, claiming that scholarship has neglected the period and viewed it largely as a precursor to subsequent climactic events such as the Renaissance and Reformation. The Medieval Warm Period ended sometime towards the end of the 13th century, bringing the " Little Ice Age " [17] and harsher winters with reduced harvests.

In Northern Europe, new technological innovations such as the heavy plough and the three-field system were not as effective in clearing new fields for harvest as they were in the Mediterranean because the north had poor, clay-like soil.

Wheat , oats , hay and consequently livestock, were all in short supply. In the autumn of , heavy rains began to fall, which were the start of several years of cold and wet winters. In the years to a catastrophic famine , known as the Great Famine , struck much of North West Europe. At best, they proved mostly unenforceable and at worst they contributed to a continent-wide downward spiral.

The hardest hit lands, like England, were unable to buy grain abroad: from France because of the prohibition, and from most of the rest of the grain producers because of crop failures from shortage of labour.

Any grain that could be shipped was eventually taken by pirates or looters to be sold on the black market. Standards of living fell drastically, diets grew more limited, and Europeans as a whole experienced more health problems. When a typhoid epidemic emerged, many thousands died in populated urban centres, most significantly Ypres now in Belgium. In a pestilence of unknown origin, sometimes identified as anthrax , targeted the animals of Europe, notably sheep and cattle, further reducing the food supply and income of the peasantry.

The cold and the rain proved to be particularly disastrous from to in which poor weather interrupted the maturation of many grains and beans and flooding turned fields rocky and barren. The wine production from the vineyards surrounding the Abbey of Saint-Arnould in France decreased as much as eighty percent by It was fatal to an estimated thirty to sixty percent of the population where the disease was present.


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