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The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Joseph Patrick Byrne
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780313324925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing yet fascinating tragic historical episode.

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The Black Death  1346 1353 Book
Author : Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Publisher : Boydell Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1843832143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The first paperback edition of this unique and shocking guide to the Black Death in Europe.

In the Wake of the Plague

In the Wake of the Plague Book
Author : Norman F. Cantor
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 1439136025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how it made history, remain shrouded in a haze of myths. Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative. In the Wake of the Plague presents a microcosmic view of the Plague in England (and on the continent), telling the stories of the men and women of the fourteenth century, from peasant to priest, and from merchant to king. Cantor introduces a fascinating cast of characters. We meet, among others, fifteen-year-old Princess Joan of England, on her way to Spain to marry a Castilian prince; Thomas of Birmingham, abbot of Halesowen, responsible for his abbey as a CEO is for his business in a desperate time; and the once-prominent landowner John le Strange, who sees the Black Death tear away his family's lands and then its very name as it washes, unchecked, over Europe in wave after wave. Cantor argues that despite the devastation that made the Plague so terrifying, the disease that killed more than 40 percent of Europe's population had some beneficial results. The often literal demise of the old order meant that new, more scientific thinking increasingly prevailed where church dogma had once reigned supreme. In effect, the Black Death heralded an intellectual revolution. There was also an explosion of art: tapestries became popular as window protection against the supposedly airborne virus, and a great number of painters responded to the Plague. Finally, the Black Death marked an economic sea change: the onset of what Cantor refers to as turbocapitalism; the peasants who survived the Plague thrived, creating Europe's first class of independent farmers. Here are those stories and others, in a tale of triumph coming out of the darkest horror, wrapped up in a scientific mystery that persists, in part, to this day. Cantor's portrait of the Black Death's world is pro-vocative and captivating. Not since Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror have medieval men and women been brought so vividly to life. The greatest popularizer of the Middle Ages has written the period's most fascinating narrative.

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague Book
Author : Stephen Person
Publisher : Bearport Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1936088037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looks at the disease the bubonic plague, its causes, how it affects the body, how to prevent it, and the history of its outbreaks.

Encyclopedia of the Black Death

Encyclopedia of the Black Death Book
Author : Joseph Patrick Byrne
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012-01-31
ISBN : 1598842536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors.

Daily Life During the Black Death

Daily Life During the Black Death Book
Author : Joseph Patrick Byrne
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780313332975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides an overview of daily life during the time of the plague that devastated fourteenth-century Europe and looks at the impact of the plague on people's activities in such settings as the doctor's office, the home, city hall, and on the roads.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Philip Ziegler
Publisher : New Word City
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 1612309984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

It came out of Central Asia, killing one-third of the European population. And among the survivors, a new skepticism arose about life and God and human authority. Here, in this essay by British historian Philip Ziegler, is the story of the plague that ravaged Europe.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : James Day
Publisher :
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780022749613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the origins, spread, and effects of the bubonic plague in fourteenth-century England and Europe, as well as the later discovery of its cause and cure.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Hourly History
Publisher : Hourly History
Release : 2016-02-16
ISBN : 1096608979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Inside you will read about... ✓ What was the Black Death? ✓ A Short History of Pandemics ✓ Chronology & Trajectory ✓ Causes & Pathology ✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control ✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture ✓ Consequences Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Stephanie True Peters
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780761416333
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the 1347-1351 outbreak of plague in Europe, known as the Black Death, which killed one out of three people and changed the course of European history.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : William G. Naphy,Andrew Spicer
Publisher : Tempus Pub Limited
Release : 2001
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By 1340, Europe was beset by a host of problems. Even the ploughing of marginal land had failed to produce enough food to feed the ever-growing population. Poverty, unemployment, and vagrancy were all on the increase. However, by 1400 the situation had changed. There had been a dramatic change but from a wholly unforeseen and unexpected quarter: the Black Death. This horrific disease ripped through towns, villages and families. Men, women, children, young and old succumbed to a painful, drawn out death as pustules, abscesses and boils erupted over their bodies. Within a few decades this virulent and unknown disease had wiped out up to half the population.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Charles L. Mee Jr.
Publisher : New Word City
Release : 2018-01-10
ISBN : 1612306217
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 1300s, a third of the population of Europe died of plague carried by rat-borne fleas, shocking the medieval world to its foundations. "Very rarely," award-winning author Charles L. Mee Jr. writes in this short-form book, "does a single event change history by itself. Yet an event of the magnitude of the Black Death could not fail to have had an enormous impact." Here, in this short-form book, is the counterintuitive story of the plague and how, despite the horrible suffering it created, it actually opened people's minds to the possibilities of science and human creativity.

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague Book
Author : Barbara Krasner
Publisher : Capstone Press
Release : 2019
ISBN : 1543555071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Edge Books are published by Capstone Press."

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West Book
Author : David Herlihy,Samuel Kline Cohn
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1997-09-28
ISBN : 0674076133
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Black Death was the great watershed in medieval history. In this compact book, David Herlihy makes bold yet subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about this disastrous period. As in a finely tuned detective story, he upturns intriguing bits of epidemiological evidence. And, looking beyond the view of the Black Death as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy sees in it the birth of technological advance as societies struggled to create labor-saving devices in the wake of population losses. New evidence for the plague's role in the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism demonstrates that this cataclysmic event marked a true turning point in history.

The BLACK DEATH

The BLACK DEATH Book
Author : Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New to the "Problems in European Civilization" series, this is the only text to contain secondary sources on the Black Death. Organized by cultural, municipal, and medical reaction to the disease, the essays are preceded by helpful introductions to provide students with a context for each source. The text features the latest in scholarship and a flexible format that allows instructors to assign those essays and sections that best suit course needs.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : NA NA
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
ISBN : 1137103493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating account of the phenomenon known as the Black Death, this volume offers a wealth of documentary material focused on the initial outbreak of the plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century. A comprehensive introduction that provides important background on the origins and spread of the plague is followed by nearly 50 documents organized into topical sections that focus on the origin and spread of the illness; the responses of medical practitioners; the societal and economic impact; religious responses; the flagellant movement and attacks on Jews provoked by the plague; and the artistic response. Each chapter has an introduction that summarizes the issues explored in the documents; headnotes to the documents provide additional background material. The book contains documents from many countries - including Muslim and Byzantine sources - to give students a variety of perspectives on this devastating illness and its consequences. The volume also includes illustrations, a chronology of the Black Death, and questions to consider.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : Mary Griffin
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 1538241293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Black Death sounds like the name of a creepy movie, but it was an actual historical event. It was the term for the pandemic of plague throughout Europe and Asia in the 14th century. Before it was over, tens of millions of people had died. Readers will be enthralled to learn of the disturbing details of this gruesome disease and how it spread. They'll learn how people coped, how the world changed, and that plague still exists. Historical images and maps help support the engrossing information in this comprehensible look at an important time in history.

The Black Death

The Black Death Book
Author : John Hatcher
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010-07-13
ISBN : 1458782174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. By focusing on the experiences of ordinary villagers as they lived - and died - during the Black Death (1345 - 50 AD), Hatcher vividly places the reader directly into those tumultuous years and describes in fascinating detail the day-to-day existence of people struggling with the tragic effects of the plague. Dramatic scenes portray how contemporaries must have experienced and thought about the momentous events - and how they tried to make sense of it all.

Return of the Black Death

Return of the Black Death Book
Author : Susan Scott,Christopher J. Duncan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-12-10
ISBN : 0470338997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If the twenty-first century seems an unlikely stage for the return of a 14th-century killer, the authors of Return of the Black Death argue that the plague, which vanquished half of Europe, has only lain dormant, waiting to emerge again—perhaps, in another form. At the heart of their chilling scenario is their contention that the plague was spread by direct human contact (not from rat fleas) and was, in fact, a virus perhaps similar to AIDS and Ebola. Noting the periodic occurrence of plagues throughout history, the authors predict its inevitable re-emergence sometime in the future, transformed by mass mobility and bioterrorism into an even more devastating killer.

Black Death

Black Death Book
Author : Robert S. Gottfried
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 9781439118467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror -- killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.