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The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
     

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

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by David Herlihy, Samuel K. Cohn Jr.
 

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ISBN-10: 0674076133

ISBN-13: 9780674076136

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard


In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of

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In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a distinguished scholar's masterly synthesis of diverse materials, reveals that the Black Death can be considered the cornerstone of the transformation of Europe.

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ISBN-13:
9780674076136
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
864,200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problems

The New Economic and Demographic System

Modes of Thought and Feeling

Notes

Index

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