The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Harper Collins, 31 ene 2006 - 400 páginas

La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history -- a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.


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This is the most accessible of the plague histories I’ve been reading recently. The book jacket describes author John Kelly as a “storyteller”, and that’s pretty accurate; Kelley intersperses his ... Leer reseña completa

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Having read a couple of historical fiction novels with the Black Death aka the Great Mortality as the book’s backdrop, I picked this book up to read to understand this apocalyptic-like event. Between ... Leer reseña completa


chapter three The Day Before the Day of the Dead
chapter four Sicilian Autumn
chapter seven The New Galenism
chapter eight Days of Death Without Sorrow
chapter nine Heads to the West Feet to the East
chapter eleven O Ye of Little Faith
chapter twelve Only the End of the Beginning
afterword The Plague Deniers
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John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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