What Italian author used the event of the Black Plague as a backdrop for his work The Decameron?
Keeping this in view, who was the greatest English writer of the 1300s?
Subsequently, question is, what was the original meaning of the term Universitas? Universitas is a Latin word meaning "the whole, total, the universe, the world"; it is where the word university is derived from. A student body, first used to describe the University of Bologna in the 11th century.
Regarding this, what were the two major characteristics of Gothic architecture?
The two major characteristics of the Gothic cathedral are increased height and large stained-glass windows.
What dramatic event in 1348 greatly reduced the population of Europe?
Bubonic Plague. The plague, named the Black Death by later historians, had a devastating effect on the European population in the fourteenth century.