Black Death The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 - A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 031240087X

ISBN-13: 9780312400873

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Aberth

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A comprehensive introduction providing background on the origins and spread of the Black Death is followed by nearly 50 documents covering the responses of medical practitioners, the social and economic impact and religious responses.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

A Note about the Text and Translations
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Black Death in History
The Black Death as Historical Event
Historical Significance of the Black Death
Studying Medieval Sources
The Documents
Geographical Origins
Nicephorus Gregoras, Byzantine History, ca. 1359
Abu Hafs 'Umar Ibn al-Wardi, Essay on the Report of the Pestilence, ca. 1348
Giovanni Villani, Chronicle, ca. 1348
Louis Sanctus, Letter, April 27, 1348
Symptoms and Transmission
Michele da Piazza, Chronicle, 1347-1361
Giovanni Boccaccio, Introduction to The Decameron, 1349-1351
Louis Sanctus, Letter, April 27, 1348
John VI Kantakouzenos, History, 1367-1369
Medical Responses
Medical Faculty of the University of Paris, Consultation, October 6, 1348
Alfonso de C�³rdoba, Letter and Regimen concerning the Pestilence, ca. 1348
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