Artist impressions of the plague over time.
The Plague is a truly global phenomenon which caused the deaths of billions of people throughout the centuries, although its root cause has long been a mystery. Its sudden outbreaks led to severe moments of unleashed hatred against minorities, and pleads with the Divine. This source collection aims to contribute to enable students to develop a sense of understanding about the Plague phenomenon, by offering visual material on (some of the) aspects of Plague outbreaks throughout the centuries.
This source collection is made by Henrik Hartmann. The collection makes use of sources from the Europeana Collections and is developed as part of the Europeana DSI3 project, which is co-financed by the European Union Connecting Europe Facility.
The Great Plague, 1347-1351
Assigning blame for the Great Plague: Anti-Jewish pogroms
Attempts at tackling the Plague‘s spread
Attempts at understanding the Plague
Plague Doctors: Switzerland, 17th century
Plague Doctors: Italy, 17th century
Plague Doctors: France, 19th century
The legitimacy of Plague doctors
The Plague and the Powerful
So this, then, was the kernel of the brute!
Tackling the Plague‘s spread