steven asked in 文學及人文學歷史 · 1 decade ago

英國史黑死病史料閱讀(40分)

The three living and the three death: 故事

First Living King:

Friends, look what I see

Unless I have gone quite mad

My heart shakes with great fear:

See there three shades together,

How ugly and strange they are

Rotten and worm-eatenFirst Dead king:

The first shade said: Lord,

Do not forget because of this bird

Nor for your bejeweled robes,

That you are not obeying well the laws

That Jesus Christ has commanded

By his holy will

The Second Living King:

The second said: I desire

Friend, to amend my life:

I have over-indulged my whims

And my heart is eager

To do, as much as my soul submits

To God the King of PityThe Second Dead King:

Gentlemen, said the second shade,

The truth is that death

Had made us such as we are

And you will rot as we are now;

Until now you were so pure and perfect

However you will rot before the end.

The Third Living King:

The third living, who wrings his hands,

Said, why was man made so slowly

That he must receive such an end;

This was too evident a folly.

God would never perpetrate this madness

So brief a joy and such great pleasures.The Third Dead King:

The third shade says: know

That I was head of my line;

Princes, kings and nobles

Royal and rich, rejoicing in my wealth;

But now I am so hideous and bare

That even the worms disdain me.

分析以上史料,以及其對歷史之重要性(可討論史料大約年代\為什麼產生\對社會影響\對後世影響),至少600字...plz help

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    The Black Death was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. It is widely thought to have been an outbreak of bubonic plague caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, but this view has recently been challenged. Usually thought to have started in Central Asia, it had reached the Crimea by 1346 and from there, probably from black rats on merchant ships, it spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe's population, reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. This has been seen as creating a series of religious, social and economic upheavals which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover. The plague returned at various times, resulting in a larger number of deaths, until it left Europe in the 19th century.

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