Plague: Black Death and Pestilence in Europe / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752429632
  • Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
1 Death Dimly Recalled: Epidemic Disease before the Black Death 7
2 Death at the Door: The Black Death and its Impact, 1347-1400 21
3 Dancing with Death: Understanding and Regulating Plague, 1400-1500 51
4 The Circle of Death: Endemic Plague, 1500-1700 77
5 Death's Finale: The Great London Plague, 1665 103
6 Death's Encore: The Marseilles Plague, 1720 129
7 Death's Many Faces: Other 'Plagues' 155
8 Death's Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Plague on the West 177
Bibliography and Additional Reading 185
List of Illustrations 199
Index 209
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