Communities and Crisis: Bologna during the Black Death

Communities and Crisis: Bologna during the Black Death

by Shona Kelly Wray
     
 

Based on testaments and notarial contracts, this examination of the Black Death of 1348 argues for social resilience in Bologna. The notarial record demonstrates that notaries, officials, medical practitioners, and clergy served the populace, while families remained intact and the populace resisted flight.

Overview

Based on testaments and notarial contracts, this examination of the Black Death of 1348 argues for social resilience in Bologna. The notarial record demonstrates that notaries, officials, medical practitioners, and clergy served the populace, while families remained intact and the populace resisted flight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004176348
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Series:
Medieval Mediterranean Series, #83
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Shona Kelly Wray, Ph.D. (1999) in History, University of Colorado at Boulder, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. Her publications concern the experience of the Black Death and notarial culture in late medieval Bologna.

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