The black death [[electronic resource] /] / Sean Martin
Harpenden, : Pocket Essentials, 2007
1 online resource (160 p.)
Black Death - Europe
Communicable diseases - Europe
Europe Social conditions To 1492
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Materiale a stampa
Originally published: 2001.
Nota di bibliografia
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-151) and index.
Nota di contenuto
Front Cover; Other Pocket Essentials by Sean Martin; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 - King Death; 2 - Mortal Pestilences and Other Calamities; 3 - Here Death is Chalking Doors with Crosses; 4 - Satan Triumphant; 5 - The Year of the Annihilation; 6 - The Pestilence Tyme; 7 - The Triumph of Death; Appendix: Selective Chronology of Plague Outbreaks; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index; OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES;
The Black Death is the name most commonly given to the pandemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the medieval world in the late 1340's. From Central Asia the plague swept through Europe, leaving millions of dead in its wake. Between a quarter and a third of Europe's population died. In England the population fell from nearly six million to just over three million. The Black Death was the greatest demographic disaster in European history. Sean Martin looks at the origins of the disease and traces its terrible march through Europe from the Italian cities to the far-flung corners of Scandinavia.