In the 1300s, a third of the population of Europe died of plague carried by rat-borne fleas, shocking the medieval world to its foundations. "Very rarely," award-winning author Charles Mee writes, "does a single event change history by itself. Yet an event of the magnitude of the Black Death could not fail to have had an enormous impact." Here, in this essay, is the counterintuitive story of the plague and the horrible suffering it created as it opened people's minds to the power of science and human creativity.
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About the Author
Charles L. Mee Jr. is the author of a dozen books of history, on such subjects as the origins of the Cold War, summit diplomacy, and the American Constitutional Convention. He was for some years the editor-in-chief of Horizon, a magazine of history, literature, and the arts. In recent years, he has written several dozen plays, which have been produced in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, southern India, and other places around the world. Among his many honors, he has received the award for lifetime achievement in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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The Black Death based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
easy to read and easy to understand
It is difficult to give a clear idea as to how to rate this book. For someone newly introduced to the subject, it is a very good overview without being overwhelming. The writing is good; the information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, and quickly read. If you are very conversant with the subject, it is merely interesting and short.
As a student this makes no sense IT JUST TALKS ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS AN DOES NNOT GIVE MAIN INFORMATION