Black Death

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Harper Collins, 1969 - 319 páginas

A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the resulting social and economic upheaval was on a scale unparalleled in all of recorded history. Synthesizing the records of contemporary chroniclers and the work of later historians, Philip Ziegler offers a critically acclaimed overview of this crucial epoch in a single masterly volume. The Black Death vividly and comprehensively brings to light the full horror of this uniquely catastrophic event that hastened the disintegration of an age.

 

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It is a grievous ornament that breaks out in a rash. - Jeuan Gethin Philip Ziegler penned a spectacular survey of the 14th century disaster which could've flipped the human lights off permanently ... Leer reseña completa

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I’m reading these Black Death books in the order I find them at used book stores, which is unfortunately not their order of publication. I should have read Philip Ziegler’s The Black Death first ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

PREFACE page
9
Origins and Nature
13
Italy
43
lit Stall of Midical Knowledge V Germany the Flagellants and the Persecution of the Jews
84
The rest of Continental Europe
110
Progress Across the South
137
Hygiene and the Medieval City
151
Sussex Kent and East Anglia
161
The Welsh Borders Wales Ireland
187
and Scotland i7
189
The Plague in a Medieval Village
202
ThcTollinUvcs
232
Education Agriculture and Architecture
252
The Effects on the Church and Mans Mind
259
NOTES
281
BIBLIOGRAPHY JOl INDEX
313

The Midlands and the North of England 74
174

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Sobre el autor (1969)

Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. A former member of the diplomatic service, he has written biographies of King William IV, Lord Melbourne, Lady Diana Cooper, Lord Mountbatten, King Edward VIII, Harold Wilson, and Osbert Sitwell. His most recent book is Legacy: Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships. He is at work on the official biography of Prime Minister Edward Heath. Mr. Ziegler lives with his wife in Kensington, London.

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