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The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (World History Series)

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 A Natural History of Plague

Chapter 2 The European Environment, 1050-1347

Chapter 3 The Plague's Beginnings

Chapter 4 The Plague's Progress

Chapter 5 The Immediate Consequences

Chapter 6 The Stirrings of Modern Medicine

Chapter 7 Disease and the Transformation of Medieval Europe

Epilogue: Europe's Environmental Crisis

Notes

A Bibliographical Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780029123706
Author:
Gottfried, Robert S.
Author:
Corzine, Phyllis
Author:
Gottfried, Robert S.
Author:
Gottfried, Robert Steven
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Plague
Subject:
Black death
Subject:
Black death -- Europe.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Black death -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
Diseases and history.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
World History Series
Series Volume:
no. FHWA-AK-RD-85-31
Publication Date:
March 1985
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 9.065 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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