In the Wake of the Plague The Black Death and the World It Made

ISBN-10: 0060014342

ISBN-13: 9780060014346

Edition: 2002

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Description: The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the 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. Now, 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 as a gripping, intimate narrative.

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Biomedical Context
All Fall Down
Rodents and Cattle
People
Bordeaux Is Burning
Lord and Peasants
Death Comes to the Archbishop
Women and Men of Property
The Jewish Conspiracy
History
Serpents and Cosmic Dust
Heritage of the African Rifts
Aftermath
Knowing About the Black Death: A Critical Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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