In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

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Harper Collins, 16 abr 2002 - 272 páginas

The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was and how it made history remain shrouded in a haze of myths.

Now, Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death as a gripping, intimate narrative.

 

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This book looks at what happened after the Plague ravaged Europe. Cantor speculates on what historical changes were possible only because of the plague and what could have happened without its ... Leer reseña completa

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This started out promising but the author quickly trailed off into rambling about various English politics and not so much on the plague. At least I learned one little tidbit regarding bathing, the plague and the Middle Ages. Leer reseña completa

Índice

Bordeaux Is Burning
31
Lord and Peasants 5jf
65
Death Comes to the Archbishop
101
Women and Men of Property
123
The Jewish Conspiracy
149
Serpents and Cosmic Dust
173
Heritage of the African Rifts
187
Aftermath
201
Acknowledgments
231
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Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He died in 2004.

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