The Black Death

The Black Death

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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.

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.
About the Author: Robert S. Gottfried is Professor of History and Director of Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. Among his other books is Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth Century England.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780029123706
Publisher: Free Press
Publisher Imprint: Free Press
Depth: 19
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 15 mm
Weight: 250 gr
ISBN-10: 0029123704
Publisher Date: 01 Mar 1985
Binding: Paperback
Height: 234 mm
No of Pages: 203
Series Title: World History Series
Sub Title: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Width: 154 mm
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