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The Black death

Author: Rosemary Horrox; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©1994
Series: Manchester medieval sources (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document   Computer File : English : MMSO editionView all editions and formats
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This book surveys contemporary responses to the Black Death. The sources illustrate the fear that spread with the disease and the diverse ways that such terror influenced social behaviour. From 1348 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between a third and one half of the population dead. This source book traces, through contemporary writings, the calamitous impact of the Black Death in Europe, with
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horrox, Rosemary.
Black death.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Horrox; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781526112712 152611271X
Language Note: In English.
OCLC Number: 1141861357
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages) : illustrations (black and white); digital, PDF file(s)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Part one: Narrative accounts --
I. The plague in continental Europe --
II. The plague in the British Isles --
Part two: Explanations and responses --
III. The religious response --
IV. Scientific explanations --
V. Human agency --
Part three: Consequences --
VI. The impact of the plague --
VII. Repercussions --
Suggestions for further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Manchester medieval sources (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: translated and edited by Rosemary Horrox.

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This is an outstanding collection of documents written by those who lived and died in the mid-fourteenth century: chosen with great skill, translated felicitously and accompanied by commentaries Read more...

 
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