What was a flagellant?

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Flagellants were people who travelled about whipping each other. They believed that the Black Death was God's punishment. They punished themselfs in order to beg for forgiveness and travelled around, singing hymns and saying prayers

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Where did the flagellant's get their name?

Flagellants got their names from Latin, which means "to whip."

What did Flagellants wear?

each flagellant wore a black hood with a red cross :)

What actors and actresses appeared in Det sjunde inseglet - 1957?

The cast of Det sjunde inseglet - 1957 includes: Siv Aleros as Flagellant Bertil Anderberg as Raval Sten Ardenstam as Knight Harry Asklund as The landlord Catherine Berg as Young woman kneeling for the flagellants Lena Bergman as Young woman kneeling for the flagellants Tor Borong as Farmer at the inn Gudrun Brost as Woman at inn Anders Ek as The Monk Bengt Ekerot as Death Bengt Gillberg as Flagellant Lars Granberg as Flagellant Gun Hammargren as Flagellant Maud Hansson as Witch Tor Isedal as Man Ulf Johansson as Knight Commander Uno Larsson as Flagellant Lennart Lilja as Flagellant Lars Lind as The young monk Gunnel Lindblom as Girl Monica Lindman as Flagellant Mona Malm as Young pregnant woman Josef Norman as Old man at the inn Gunnar Olsson as Albertus Pictor, Church Painter Georg Skarstedt as Flagellant Erik Strandmark as Jonas Skat Fritjof Tall as Man Max von Sydow as Antonius Block Nils Whiten as Old man addressed by the monk Karl Widh as Man with crutches

Who went around punishing themselves for sins during the plague in Europe?

flagellant. they wipped themselves and everything

What is the definition of flagellant?

One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.

Why do you think Jewish pogroms and the Flagellant Movement arose during the Black Death in Europe?

The Jewish population was blamed for the plague, but the plague came in on ships from Asia. The rats carried the fleas that had the disease.

What was the flagellant movement of the black death?

Christians believed the black death was a punishment from god so the flagallant movement during the time of the black death was when people would offer bodily penance to god by whipping themselves in attempt to rid themselves of the black death.

Why would succombing to seven deadly sins make you get the plauge?

This was a common belief among a certain subculture within Catholicism at the time of the Plague, but was never accepted as true by the Church Hierarchy. Other explanations to explain the Plague included not being penitential enough (leading to the Flagellant cult - also discouraged by the Hierarchy) and toleration of Jews (indeed, the paranoia caused by the Plague was the first real seed of Christian anti-Semitism.)

What became of Jerusha Edwards fioncee of D Brainerd?

Jerusha Edwards, fiancee of David Brainerd, passed away a few months before their planned wedding. David Brainerd went on to become a well-known missionary to Native Americans and shared his experiences through his diaries, which were later published and had a significant impact on the evangelical movement.

What movie and television projects has Uno Larsson been in?

Uno Larsson has: Played Curious Man at the Football Stadium in "Vi Masthuggspojkar" in 1940. Played Man at the concert in "Romans" in 1940. Played Soldier in "Lasse-Maja" in 1941. Played Prisoner in "Ungdom i bojor" in 1942. Played Visitor to the Hospital in "Anna Lans" in 1943. Played Guest at the Funeral in "Ordet" in 1943. Played Man at the port in "Natt i hamn" in 1943. Played Prisoner in "Excellensen" in 1944. Played Drinking man in "Galgmannen" in 1945. Played Man at the cafe in "Pengar - en tragikomisk saga" in 1946. Played Older man with glasses and hat in "Skepp till India land" in 1947. Played Man in the Hay in "Stackars lilla Sven" in 1947. Played Man in grocery store in "Havets son" in 1949. Played Farm labourer in "Bara en mor" in 1949. Played Drunk in "Gatan" in 1949. Played Guest at the Restaurant in "Adolf i toppform" in 1952. Played Beer buddy in "Flyg-Bom" in 1952. Played En man med basker in "Sommaren med Monika" in 1953. Played Verger in "Ingen mans kvinna" in 1953. Played Hot dog salesman in "Stampen" in 1955. Played Office janitor in "Litet bo" in 1956. Played Flagellant in "Det sjunde inseglet" in 1957. Played Larsson in "Domaren" in 1960.

Which groups of people were blamed for the plague and how were they treated?

In many parts of Europe the arrival of the Black Death was blamed on Jews (because Jews were popularly blamed for the Crucifixion, even though the Romans crucified Jesus). Jews were regularly driven out of their houses and forced to move to different areas, and in some cases they might even be hanged, stoned, or even burned to death. The general anti-Semitism of medieval European culture was mainly to blame for this. But in some cases it is clear that local anti-semitic feeling was whipped up by lords who had borrowed money from Jewish families and didn't want to repay their debts. (In medieval Europe Jews formed the backbone of the financial system, since there were strict religious controls on Christian moneylending). Jewish pogroms were less of a problem in England. King Edward I had excluded all Jews from his country in 1290, and they would not be back in numbers until the time of Oliver Cromwell (1660's). But anti-Jewish feeling was as bad in England as in countries where Jews actually lived - as we can see from Chaucer's Nun's Tale, and Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta. ---- Another group which was blamed for the Black Death was 'sinners'. (Since the plague was seen as a punishment from God). Groups of flagellants (deeply religious people who walk through towns whipping themselves to show their true repentance) moved from city to city, usually carrying the infection with them. In many cases the flagellants were responsible for some of the worst atrocities against Jews. The flagellant movement was immensely popular during the fourteenth century (flagellants are often highly praised by contemporary religious writers) but was yet another case of the Church trying to help and making matters far worse.