The Black Death

The Black Death

by Joseph P. Byrne
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ISBN-10:
0313324921
ISBN-13:
9780313324925
Pub. Date:
09/01/2004
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Black Death 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Black Death relives the horrors of a wide-spread disease outbreak that ended up taking thousands of people's lives. The book analyzes physicians, historians, and scientists' viewpoints and thoughts about the plague outburst and its outcome. It thoroughly studies all the facets of the plague, such as possible numbers of population that died, by comparing a number of people's opinions. Joseph P. Byrne reminds us of the shock and pain that these people living at this time had to endure, and really gives us a look at what people back then did in response by presenting pictures and poems that captured their emotions, thoughts, and pain. This helped the author convey this despair and made it seem as real as ever. The book also viewed the responses and effects of this plague on European society and on the art made during this time. In addition, it offers reasons as to why the plague came and left, and the differing thoughts on that. This is a great book if you really want to look at all parts of the Black Death and how it has impacted the world today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago