The Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague

The Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843838753
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Fifteenth Century Series
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Professor of Medieval History, School of History, University of East Anglia

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Abbreviations x

Introduction Carole Rawcliffe 1

Looking for Yersinia Pestis: Scientists, Historians and the Black Death J.L. Bolton 15

Pestilence and Poetry: John Lydgate's Danse Macabre Karen Smyth 39

Pilgrimage in 'an Age of Plague': Seeking Canterbury's 'hooly blisful martir' in 1420 and 1470 Sheila Sweettinburgh 57

An Urban Environment: Norwich in the Fifteenth Century Elizabeth Rutledge 79

Mid-Level Officials in Fifteenth-Century Norwich Samantha Sagui 101

Leprosy and Public Health in Late Medieval Rouen Elma Brenner 123

Plague Ordinances and the Management of Infectious Diseases in Northern French Towns, c.1450-c.1560 Neil Murphy 139

The Renaissance Invention of Quarantine Jane Stevens Crawshaw 161

Coping with Epidemics in Renaissance Italy: Plague and the Great Pox John Henderson 175

The Historian and the Laboratory: The Black Death Disease Samuel K. Cohn 195

Index 213

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