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The Black Death

Author: Philip Ziegler
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009.
Series: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics edView all editions and formats
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A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the resulting social and economic upheaval was on a scale unparalleled in all of recorded history. Synthesizing the records of contemporary chroniclers and the work of later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ziegler
ISBN: 9780061718984 006171898X
OCLC Number: 232978191
Notes: First hardcover edition published: New York : John Day Co., 1969.
Description: 319, 16 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Origins and nature --
The state of Europe --
Italy --
France: the state of medical knowledge --
Germany: the Flagellants and the persecution of the Jews --
The rest of continental Europe --
Arrival in England: the west country --
Progress across the south --
London: Hygiene and the medieval city --
Sussex, Kent and East Anglia --
The Midlands and the North of England --
The Welsh borders, Wales, Ireland and Scotland --
The plague in a medieval village --
The toll in lives --
The social and economic consequences --
Education, agriculture and architecture --
The effects on the church and man's mind.
Series Title: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Responsibility: Philip Ziegler.
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A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the resulting social and economic upheaval was on a scale unparalleled in all of recorded history. Synthesizing the records of contemporary chroniclers and the work of later historians, the author here offers an overview of this crucial epoch that brings to light the the full horror of this uniquely catastrophic event that hastened the disintegration of an age.

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