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Plague: Black Death and Pestilence in Europe (Revealing History)

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The Black Death first hit Europe in 1347, ripping through towns, villages, and families. Men, women, children, young and old succumbed to a painful, drawn-out death as pustules, abscesses, and boils erupted all over their bodies. Subsequent attacks of the disease, coming almost every decade, so limited the population that it was not until the 18th century that it managed to surpass the levels of the 1340s. For over 300 years, Europeans were stalked by death. In the end, this mysterious disease that had terrorized, terrified, and killed millions, disappeared as inexplicably as it had appeared.

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The definitive history of the greatest catastrophe in human history which wiped out fifty per cent of Europe's population. By 1340, Europe was beset by a host of problems. Poverty, unemployment and vagrancy were all on the increase. However, by the end of the century there had been a dramatic change, but from a wholly unforseen and unexpected quarter: the Black Death.

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piefreak2000, December 15, 2009 (view all comments by piefreak2000)
fantastically written, i must say, captivating and informative, slightly short, but is perfect for research due to its specificity on the plague, a great buy for recreation or academics
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780752429632
Subtitle:
Black Death and Pestilence in Europe
Author:
Naphy, William G.
Author:
Naphy, William
Author:
Spicer, Andrew
Publisher:
Tempus
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Epidemics -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
Plague - Europe - History
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Revealing History
Publication Date:
20040801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
7.80x5.12x.78 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The definitive history of the greatest catastrophe in human history which wiped out fifty per cent of Europe's population. By 1340, Europe was beset by a host of problems. Poverty, unemployment and vagrancy were all on the increase. However, by the end of the century there had been a dramatic change, but from a wholly unforseen and unexpected quarter: the Black Death.
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