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The Black Death

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The Black Death is the name most commonly given to the pandemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the medieval world in the late 1340s. 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 D ...more
ebook, 127 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Pocket Essentials (first published 2001)
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Sıla Filiz
Ortaçağ Avrupasını anlamak ve zihninizde betimlemeniz için piyasada bulunan ender kitaplardan beri. M.ö ki salgınlar da kusursuz bir biçimde incelenmiş. Kitabın sonunda veba kronolojisi, veba ile ilgili okunması gereken makaleler, başvuru kitapları ve romanlar, çocuk kitapları ve filmler de sıralanmış. Bu sayede bağlantı kurup konu hakkında daha detaylı bilgilere ulaşmamız için kapı açılmış. Vakanamelere atıfta bulunularak tez desteklenmiş. Bu yüzden de kaynak kitap olarak kullanılabilir. Decame ...more
Ashland Mystery Oregon
Factual, numbers-based history of the black death, the bubonic plague that killed 20-30% of Europe's population and half of England's population in the late 1340s. An earlier pandemic occurred in Egypt under Roman rule 527-565. Cultural accommodation, medical mystery, travel and trade explain and describe the terrible time. Fascinating and also a warning.

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This book is a non-fiction chronology of the spread of the plague, not just in Europe, but aslo in Asia and other parts of the world. The author explores the possible origins of the disease, the spread along trade routes, and the eventual discovery of the pathogen. This book was a short, informative, eye-opening read. I was not aware of how many plague outbreaks occurred even after the "Black Death" or how wide-spread it was around the world. The author also points out how Medieval Europe's clas ...more
Pam Terry
Picked up my interest instantly. Was very authentic and historic, but told with such finesse that it felt like a seamless story. I love history and anyone who like history or the stories of true history that felt like ficton, you will love this book. City by City, and Country by Country all over you will learn of the beginning and the end of this plague put on man.
A wonderfully readable and concise history of the Black Death. I really enjoyed it (but then again, I like morbid stuff)...
Very concise and comprehensive.
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Author of bestsellers The Knights Templar: The History & Myths of the Legendary Military Order, The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics and The Cathars: The Rise & Fall of the Great Heresy. My new book, A Short History of Disease, will be published in June 2015.
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