In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World it Made


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IN THE WAKE OF THE PLAGUE is a social history, not just of collapse but of rebirth. It is a fascinating investigation into how the Plague rocked the sociological, commercial, cultural and religious foundations of medieval civilisation. Arguably the greatest biomedical disaster in history - the Black Death wiped out 40% of the European population - the results are not confined to figures of mass fatality. They are diverse and long standing, extending to the present day: with the population depleted, the peasants could claim ...

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Alan E

Apr 7, 2018

Quick overview of the Black Death

The late Norman Cantor was a internationally known philosopher and historian. This is a great book to get a quick overview of the Black Death of 1348. Enjoyable reading and gives a lot of information.

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