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How did the Black Death contribute to the peasant's revolt of the 14th Century?


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July 15, 2015 6:43PM

The short answer is economics. The tremendous loss of population resulted in a severe labor shortage. That caused wages to rise, and hence prices rose. The nobility, who owned most of the land, enacted laws to keep wages low. That meant the peasants were faced with low wages but high prices for basics like food. That pushed them in to desperate straights. Thus they revolted. there were other factors at work which make it more complicated than that, but that is the simple answer.