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The Bedford Series in History and Culture

The Black Death

The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents

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A fascinating account of the phenomenon known as the Black Death, this volume offers a wealth of documentary material focused on the initial outbreak of the plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century. A comprehensive introduction that provides important background on the origins and spread of the plague is followed by nearly 50 documents organized into topical sections that focus on the origin and spread of the illness; the responses of medical practitioners; the societal and economic impact; religious responses; the flagellant movement and attacks on Jews provoked by the plague; and the artistic response. Each chapter has an introduction that summarizes the issues explored in the documents; headnotes to the documents provide additional background material. The book contains documents from many countries - including Muslim and Byzantine sources - to give students a variety of perspectives on this devastating illness and its consequences. The volume also includes illustrations, a chronology of the Black Death, and questions to consider.

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John Aberth serves as Associate Academic Dean at Castleton State College.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Black Death
Book Subtitle
The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents
Authors
Series Title
The Bedford Series in History and Culture
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10349-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-10349-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-73422-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 199
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