Plague: Black Death and Pestilence in Europe / Edition 1 by William Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Andrew Spicer | | 9780752429632 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Plague: Black Death and Pestilence in Europe / Edition 1

Plague: Black Death and Pestilence in Europe / Edition 1

by William Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Andrew Spicer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0752429639

ISBN-13: 9780752429632

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752429632
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
1Death Dimly Recalled: Epidemic Disease before the Black Death7
2Death at the Door: The Black Death and its Impact, 1347-140021
3Dancing with Death: Understanding and Regulating Plague, 1400-150051
4The Circle of Death: Endemic Plague, 1500-170077
5Death's Finale: The Great London Plague, 1665103
6Death's Encore: The Marseilles Plague, 1720129
7Death's Many Faces: Other 'Plagues'155
8Death's Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Plague on the West177
Bibliography and Additional Reading185
List of Illustrations199
Index209

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