Black Death

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Simon and Schuster, 11 may 2010 - 203 páginas
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A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror -- killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.
 

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The author opens with the causation, toxicity and enzootic properties of diseases and why plague was so virulent compared to contemporary diseases. They then cover how Europe and its people functioned ... Leer reseña completa

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This is the best (so far) of the books I’ve been reading about the Black Death. Author Robert Gottfried writes a simple and straightforward account, in the process making a point that others have ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

A Natural History of Plague
1
The European Environment 10501347
16
Chapter3 The Plagues Beginnings
33
The Plagues Progress
54
The Immediate Consequences
77
The Stirrings of Modern Medicine
104
Disease and the Transformation of Medieval Europe
129
Europes Environmental Crisis
161
Notes
164
A Bibliographical Essay
187
Index
195
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Sobre el autor (2010)

Robert S. Gottfried is Professor of History and Director of Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. Among his other books is Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth Century England.

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