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The black death

Author: Joseph Patrick Byrne
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood guides to historic events of the medieval world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the plague that wiped out much of medieval Europe; discussing its impact on society, medicine, culture, and the individual. An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing, yet fascinating tragic historical episode.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Byrne, Joseph Patrick.
Black death.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Patrick Byrne
ISBN: 0313324921 9780313324925
OCLC Number: 54407618
Description: xxx, 231 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Overview: plague in the middle ages --
The black death and modern medicine --
The black death and medieval medicine --
Effects of the black death on European society --
Psychosocial reactions to the black death --
European art and the black death --
Individual and civic responses in Cairo and Florence --
Epilogue: The end of the black death and its continuing fascination --
Abu Abdullah ibn Battuta --
Charles IV --
Clement VI --
Francesco di Marco Datini da Prato --
Galen of Pergamum --
Gentile da Foligno --
Lisad-ad Din ibn al-Khatib --
Francesco Petrarch --
Alexandre Emile John Yersin --
The description of the pestilence : from the Historiarum (after 1355) --
"Wer wil nu wissen das" (c.1349-55) --
Plague Tract (1348) --
Compendium de epidemia, Book 2 (1348) --
"A diet and doctrine for the pestilence" (fifteenth century) --
The treatise on the pestilence in Italian : Chapter 2 (c. 1447) --
Last testament of Marco Datini of Prato, Italy, June 1, 1348 --
"Risal̄ah al-Nabaʼ ʻan al-Wabaʼ" : an essay on the report of the pestilence (1348) --
Anonymous poem in the Chronicle of Damascus, 1389-97 --
"Disputation betwixt the body and worms" --
The jews of Strassburg, February 1349 --
A Florentine diary : December 1496 to February 1499.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to historic events of the medieval world.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Byrne.
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