Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The plague in the Middel Ages

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Fischer-Klemm, U.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1965

Themes:

Religion    European history   

A soldier armed with a halberd guards the town gate. The gate is furthermore secured by an iron chain and two fire-basins. In the foreground a doctor accompanied by a nun is wearing a plague mask. Looking through the gate you can see a funeral cortege.