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  1. Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation (Feig) 2-01

  2. Daily Life in the Middle Ages (Annenberg CPB Project)
      Provides information about homes, clothing, arts, health and other topics of daily life in the Middle Ages of Europe.

  3. Valentine's Day (Wikipedia.org)
      "Valentine's Day, on February 14th, is the traditional day on which lovers in the West let each other know about their love. Its obscure origins as a Catholic Church feast day, said to be in honor of Saint Valentine are discussed below. Some readers may also want to see the entry for Valentinius. The day could not have become associated with romantic love before the High Middle Ages when such concepts were formulated. See Romantic love." 2-05

  4. Bubonic Plague (EMedicine.com)
      "The plague has caused more fear and terror than perhaps any other infectious disease in the history of humankind. It has laid claim to nearly 200 million lives and has brought about monumental changes, such as the end of the Dark Ages and the advancement of clinical research in medicine."

      "Although still debated by historians, the plague has been responsible for at least 3 great pandemics and multiple epidemics in history. The first spread occurred from the Middle East to the Mediterranean basin during the fifth and sixth centuries AD, killing approximately 50% of the population in these areas. The second pandemic afflicted Europe between the 8th and 14th centuries, destroying nearly 40% of the population. The third pandemic started in approximately 1855 in China, and, although it has been mostly controlled, it is still ongoing." 01-07

  5. Bubonic Plague (Centers for Disease Control)
      "People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal. Millions of people in Europe died from plague in the Middle Ages, when human homes and places of work were inhabited by flea-infested rats. Today, modern antibiotics are effective against plague, but if an infected person is not treated promptly, the disease is likely to cause illness or death." 01-07

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