The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Philip Ziegler
Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780571287116
Language: en
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Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death killed at least one third of Europe's population. Philip Ziegler's classic account traces the course of the virulent epidemic through Europe and its dramatic effect on the lives of those whom it afflicted. First published nearly forty years ago, it remains definitive. 'The clarity and restraint on every page produce a most potent cumulative effect.' Michael Foot

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2900075
Language: en
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Black Death

Black Death
Author: Robert S. Gottfried
Release: 2010-05-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 203
ISBN: 1439118469
Language: en
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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.

The Black Death 1346 1353

The Black Death  1346 1353
Author: Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Release: 2006
Editor: Boydell Press
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9781843832140
Language: en
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The first paperback edition of this unique and shocking guide to the Black Death in Europe.

The Black Death in the Middle East

The Black Death in the Middle East
Author: Michael Walters Dols
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780691196688
Language: en
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In the middle of the fourteenth century a devastating epidemic of plague, commonly known in European history as the "Black Death," swept over the Eurasian continent. This book, based principally on Arabic sources, establishes the means of transmission and the chronology of the plague pandemic's advance through the Middle East. The prolonged reduction of population that began with the Black Death was of fundamental significance to the social and economic history of Egypt and Syria in the later Middle Ages. The epidemic's spread suggests a remarkable destruction of human life in the fourteenth century, and a series of plague recurrences appreciably slowed population growth in the following century and a half, impoverishing Middle Eastern society. Social reactions illustrate the strength of traditional Muslim values and practices, social organization, and cohesiveness. The sudden demographic decline brought about long-term as well as immediate economic adjustments in land values, salaries, and commerce. Michael W. Dols is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Doctoring the Black Death

Doctoring the Black Death
Author: John Aberth
Release: 2021-09-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9781442223912
Language: en
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This engrossing book provides a comprehensive history of the medical response to the Black Death. John Aberth has translated plague treatises that illustrate the human dimensions of the horrific scourge, including doctors’ personal anecdotes as they desperately struggled to understand a deadly new disease.

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
Author: David Herlihy
Release: 1997-09-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780674744233
Language: en
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Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a distinguished scholar's masterly synthesis of diverse materials, reveals that the Black Death can be considered the cornerstone of the transformation of Europe.

After the Black Death

After the Black Death
Author: Susan L. Einbinder
Release: 2018-07-02
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780812295214
Language: en
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The Black Death of 1348-50 devastated Europe. With mortality estimates ranging from thirty to sixty percent of the population, it was arguably the most significant event of the fourteenth century. Nonetheless, its force varied across the continent, and so did the ways people responded to it. Surprisingly, there is little Jewish writing extant that directly addresses the impact of the plague, or even of the violence that sometimes accompanied it. This absence is particularly notable for Provence and the Iberian Peninsula, despite rich sources on Jewish life throughout the century. In After the Black Death, Susan L. Einbinder uncovers Jewish responses to plague and violence in fourteenth-century Provence and Iberia. Einbinder's original research reveals a wide, heterogeneous series of Jewish literary responses to the plague, including Sephardic liturgical poetry; a medical tractate written by the Jewish physician Abraham Caslari; epitaphs inscribed on the tombstones of twenty-eight Jewish plague victims once buried in Toledo; and a heretofore unstudied liturgical lament written by Moses Nathan, a survivor of an anti-Jewish massacre that occurred in Tàrrega, Catalonia, in 1348. Through elegant translations and masterful readings, After the Black Death exposes the great diversity in Jewish experiences of the plague, shaped as they were by convention, geography, epidemiology, and politics. Most critically, Einbinder traces the continuity of faith, language, and meaning through the years of the plague and its aftermath. Both before and after the Black Death, Jewish texts that deal with tragedy privilege the communal over the personal and affirm resilience over victimhood. Combined with archival and archaeological testimony, these texts ask us to think deeply about the men and women, sometimes perpetrators as well as victims, who confronted the Black Death. As devastating as the Black Death was, it did not shatter the modes of expression and explanation of those who survived it—a discovery that challenges the applicability of modern trauma theory to the medieval context.

In the Wake of the Plague

In the Wake of the Plague
Author: Norman F. Cantor
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781476797748
Language: en
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The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, taking millions of lives. The author draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death as a gripping, intimate narrative.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Philip Ziegler
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 249
ISBN: 185833831X
Language: en
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An explanation of the origins and spread of the plague through England and the continent and the social and economic consequences.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Don Nardo
Release: 2011-02-10
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781420506549
Language: en
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The worst pandemic in recorded history, it is estimated that the Black Death infected two in three Europeans, resulting in the deaths of around 25 million, or a third of the population of the continent. Author Don Nardo explores the complex moral, economic, and scientific implications of the Black Death. Chapters facilitate critical conversations from diverse perspectives to provide a broad understanding of the plague, including the origin of the disease, the hysteria and panic that consumed entire populations, the effects to the economy and culture of the areas affected, and recurrences of plague in later ages.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Rosemay Horrox
Release: 1994-10-15
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 364
ISBN: 0719034981
Language: en
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This book surveys contemporary responses to the Black Death. The sources illustrate the fear that spread with the disease and the diverse ways that such terror influenced social behaviour.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Hourly History
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Hourly History
Pages: 45
ISBN: 9781096608974
Language: en
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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.

Biology of Plagues

Biology of Plagues
Author: Susan Scott,Christopher J. Duncan
Release: 2001-03-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781139432306
Language: en
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The threat of unstoppable plagues, such as AIDS and Ebola, is always with us. In Europe, the most devastating plagues were those from the Black Death pandemic in the 1300s to the Great Plague of London in 1665. For the last 100 years, it has been accepted that Yersinia pestis, the infective agent of bubonic plague, was responsible for these epidemics. This book combines modern concepts of epidemiology and molecular biology with computer-modelling. Applying these to the analysis of historical epidemics, the authors show that they were not, in fact, outbreaks of bubonic plague. Biology of Plagues offers a completely new interdisciplinary interpretation of the plagues of Europe and establishes them within a geographical, historical and demographic framework. This fascinating detective work will be of interest to readers in the social and biological sciences, and lessons learnt will underline the implications of historical plagues for modern-day epidemiology.

The Complete History of the Black Death

The Complete History of the Black Death
Author: Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Release: 2021-03-19
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
Pages: 1058
ISBN: 9781783275168
Language: en
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Completely revised and updated for this new edition, Benedictow's acclaimed study remains the definitive account of the Black Death and its impact on history. The first edition of The Black Death collected and analysed the many local studies on the disease published in a variety of languages and examined a range of scholarly papers. The medical and epidemiological characteristics of the disease, its geographical origin, its spread across Asia Minor, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, and the mortality in the countries and regions for which there are satisfactory studies, are clearly presented and thoroughly discussed. The pattern, pace and seasonality of spread revealed through close scrutiny of these studies exactly reflect current medical work and standard studies on the epidemiology of bubonic plague. Benedictow's findings made it clear that the true mortality rate was far higher than had been previously thought. In the light of those findings, the discussion in the last part of the book showing the Black Death as a turning point in history takes on a new significance. OLE J. BENEDICTOW is Professor of History at the University of Oslo.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: John Hatcher,Professor of Economic and Social History John Hatcher, Dr
Release: 2010-07
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 556
ISBN: 9781458782175
Language: en
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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.

Black Death at the Golden Gate The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

Black Death at the Golden Gate  The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
Author: David K. Randall
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393609462
Language: en
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A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress. For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn’t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin—a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide. To local press, railroad barons, and elected officials, such a possibility was inconceivable—or inconvenient. As they mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, ending the career of one of the most brilliant scientists in the nation in the process, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Spearheading a relentless crusade for sanitation, Blue and his men patrolled the squalid streets of fast-growing San Francisco, examined gory black buboes, and dissected diseased rats that put the fate of the entire country at risk. In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread—the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.

The Black Plague Dark History Children s Medieval History Books

The Black Plague  Dark History  Children s Medieval History Books
Author: Baby Professor
Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781541908765
Language: en
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The Black Plague is depressing read but it’s something that’s forever embedded in history. It happened. People died. Lessons learned and discoveries made. The last two points are what will make the Black Plague an interesting reading. Be there to guide your child through the circumstances and end-results of one of the most unfortunate events in history. Grab a copy today.

The Black Death 1347

The Black Death  1347
Author: George Deaux
Release: 1969
Editor: Hamish Hamilton
Pages: 229
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035181580
Language: en
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Illus. on lining papers. Bibliography: p. 223-224.

Daily Life During the Black Death

Daily Life During the Black Death
Author: Joseph Patrick Byrne
Release: 2006
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780313038549
Language: en
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The book opens with an outline of the course of the pandemic, the causes and nature of bubonic plague, and the recent revisionist views of what the Black Death really was. The author presents the phenomenon of plague thematically by focusing on the places where people lived and worked: the home, the church and cemetery, the village, the pest houses, the streets and roads. The book then investigates contemporary theories of the causes of plague, doctors' futile attempts to treat victims, the authorities' vain attempts to prevent the pestilence, and its social impact. The narrative includes vivid examples from across Europe throughout the period, and presents the words of witnesses and victims themselves wherever possible.--From publisher description.