Friday, January 30, 2015

The Black Death... Why the H8n'?

Does The Black Death have the worst PR department in the world? Because according to this it's actually pretty fucking amazing:
1. The appalling death toll made the survivors of the Black Death ponder the individual’s worth. The questioning of faith in the face of the plague’s terrors led people to focus more on the present life with its wonders and beauty, rather than the promise of a next life. This led to an appreciation of the arts and physical sciences and a thirst for human-based knowledge. Human endeavor and accomplishments, rather than religion, took center stage in this humanist movement. 
Also, perfume, apparently.

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