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The Black Death / Edition 1
     

The Black Death / Edition 1

by Rosemay Horrox
 

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ISBN-10: 0719034981

ISBN-13: 9780719034985

Pub. Date: 10/15/1994

Publisher: Manchester University Press

'In the year of the Lord 1349 the hand of Almighty God struck the human race a deadly blow, which... attacked all the kingdoms of the world.' Between a third and a half of the population of Europe died in the epedemic of 1348 to 1350, and it seemed at the time none would be spared. A friar in Kilkenny left blank pages at the end of his chronicle 'in case anyone should

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'In the year of the Lord 1349 the hand of Almighty God struck the human race a deadly blow, which... attacked all the kingdoms of the world.' Between a third and a half of the population of Europe died in the epedemic of 1348 to 1350, and it seemed at the time none would be spared. A friar in Kilkenny left blank pages at the end of his chronicle 'in case anyone should still be alive in the future and any son of Adam can escape this pestilence and continue the work thus begun', a copyist recording at the end of the text 'Here it seems the author died'. This source book contains over 120 such contemporary writings concerning the impact of the plague in the British Isles and continental Europe, including narrative accounts, the religious response, scientific explanations, and repercussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719034985
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1994
Series:
Manchester Medieval Sources
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
576,392
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part one: Narrative accounts

1. The plague in continental Europe

2. The plague in the British Isles

Part two: Explanations and responses

3. The religious response

4. Scientific explanations

5. Human agency

Part three: Consequences

6. The impact of the plague

7. Repercussions

Suggestions for further reading

Index

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