Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death (The Medieval Globe v1; 2014), ed. In an experimental narrative for an academic historian blending some fiction with solid facts Hatcher, of Cambridge University, offers a "literary docudrama" that looks at the lives off ordinary people during the Black Death that devastated Europe in the 1340s. Too late I saw other reviews warning of this (should have looked before I bought). The Black Death was one of the most feared diseases in the 14th century. It's a 14 page summery of the original Ziegler book. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Book Cover John Kelly’s Great Mortality - An Intimate History of the Black Death, published in 2005, is the most recent of the three books. One of the perspectives is Philip Ziegler's 310-page book, "Black Death," which … Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Learn more about the program. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. With pictures and contemporary accounts, this book examines the worst outbreaks of the last 2,000 years, how they affected people, and their legacies. Disgusting. From 1348 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between a … I'd been listening to a news report on the Covid-19 pandemic, with special emphasis on people refusing to follow medical expert guidelines. Please try again. In October 1347, a terrible plague reached Europe from Asia. Check out our wide selection of third-party gift cards. Please try your request again later. Please try your request again later. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I guess too many numbers. Gottfried begins with a discussion of ecology and the social and economic climate of Europe before the outbreak of the plague. 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 truly was the worst natural and man-made disaster in history. Warning - Kindle version is not the complete book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 17, 2020. a brilliant book about the way the black death influenced history and brought Europe to the renaissance, Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2014. it is a remarkable book that starts by relating the history of several deseases and the posible impact they had on ancient empires and societies. 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. has been added to your Cart. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. My novel is a historical fiction that tells the story of a family who survives the plague. See all formats and editions. He died alone and unrecognized, but friends are trying to make amends. by B. G. Babington (Gutenberg text) Filed under: Black Death -- History. The truth about the Kennedy assassination, exposed! Kelly writes in a popular and journalistic style, rather reminiscent of the pace and style of Barbara Tuchman. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Info/Buy. A book full of statistics about the impact of Black Death on the European and Asian population. In an agrarian society, workers were “valued” and they subsequently (after the plague) received more for their labors! Seven years later, around half of the continent was dead. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Encyclopedia of the Black Death is the first A–Z encyclopedia to cover the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with … John Kelly, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (Harper, 2005) A compelling and harrowing history of the Black Death epidemic that swept through Europe in the mid–14th century killing 25 million people. The Black Death by Philip Ziegler was first published in 1969. The Black Death killed millions of people in the 14th century and had immense social and economic impact on medieval Europe. Caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is often carried by fleas found on rodents, the plague was a lethal disease that often carried with it … Books with the subject: Black Death. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made, The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History, The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End (Pandemic History), The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It's a pretty standard text and starts with the origins of the plague, then covers the state of Medieval Europe then the spread of the plague across Europe as it heads towards Britain. Gottfried really hits his stride, however, in discussing the impact of the epidemic. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Additionally, there were whole villages, that had been decimated/abandoned, because of the plague. Company of Liars Karen Maitland. The Black Death (P.S.) Other diseases are also included in the book and their impact. World Without End Ken Follett. Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reprint edition (April 7, 2009). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2020. Although I used many other sources for my research, I found myself referring back to his book on many occasions. 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. During my research about the Black Death I came across Mr. Gottfried's book, The Black Death. There's a problem loading this menu right now. In The Wake of the Plague by Norman Cantor. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The Black Death and The Dancing Mania, by J. F. C. Hecker, trans. In the defense of the people, this event occurred 300 years before Anton Leeuwenhoek and the beginning of his "cell theory". In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Please try again. It was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in history. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 -General Jim Mattis, Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2019. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Effects of the Black Death on European Society: 57: Chapter 5. If not you may find it hard going but if you perserve you will be rewarded, An older but Comprehensive Look at the Spread of the Black Death, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 11, 2020. I would have summarised perhaps on a few cities and that would give the reader a good idea on the death toll, Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2014. FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00. This book is a brilliant mixture of fact and fiction, which the author Hatcher explains in his very frank preface, making it an award-winning history of the Black Death in Europe. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. I found his writing to be clear, concise, and very well researched. Like, hey King, pay me more or I’ll go somewhere else (think of this as the very beginning of collective bargaining). Unable to add item to List. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Napoleon's Hemorrhoids: And Other Small Events that Changed History. 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. by Philip Ziegler Paperback $13.59. Info/Buy. There's a problem loading this menu right now. “As exciting and readable an account as you could wish.”  — The Guardian. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The Black Death and Medieval Medicine: 33: Chapter 4. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The name Black Death came from the swollen buboes (glands) in the victim’s neck, armpits, and inner thigh that turned black as … Top subscription boxes – right to your door, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S. Discover the shocking history of the Black Death. Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2012. This is still an academic nonfiction text, but a … Like others, I read the reviews of the Kindle version too late to realise that this is purely a summarised version of the book. It follows with a remarkable and well documented history of the spread of the plague, the way it affected the feudal system and transformed it beyond recognition to finaly put an end to it. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly Paperback $15.29. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 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. I would highly recommend this book to any student of medieval Europe who wants to learn what really happened with the Black Plague. That is the Black Death as sound bite, and rare is the account that manages to take it very much further. . Doomsday Book Connie Willis. OK, only 99p but it's still misleading advertising. European Art and the Black Death: 89: Chapter 7. Please try again. Please try again. The Black Death (also known as the Pestilence, the Great Mortality, or the Plague) was a bubonic plague pandemic occurring in Afro-Eurasia from 1346-53. ‎ In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. ), © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It showed that no one—not even archbishops and kings—were immune from its grasp. The Black Death, also known as The Plague, was a pandemic affecting most of Europe and large swaths of Asia from 1346 through 1353 that wiped out between 100 and 200 million people in just a few short years. The Black Death vividly and comprehensively brings to light the full horror of this uniquely catastrophic event that hastened the disintegration of an age. In Stock. The following chapters detail the spread and immeadiate effects of the plauge - bubonic, pneumonic and septacemic. The Black Death - AbeBooks Skip to main content I have obtained a refund from Amazon, but surely they should by now have withdrawn it from sale so that future purchasers are not misled? This is only a tiny part of it. There was a problem loading your book clubs. It was a type of plague that was spread via the bite of infected rat fleas. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2020. In Florence alone, an estimated 60pc … Never-before-seen documents and photographs and never-before-known information. 4 Reviews. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I'm partly to blame for not reading the description carefully and noticing that it is a mere 14 page long essay, however, I know the Ziegler book very well and thought this was an opportunity to get it for a cut-price on my Kindle. Centuries later the Black Death’s influence can still be seen in a literary genre that appeals to readers who like their literature dark and threatening. . In Stock. For those interested in an accessable, well-written and excellent overview, this is my first choice. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. A wonderful commentary on the most horrible epidemic in human history, Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2013. , in the middle of 2012. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Ziegler also describes the Black Death from country to country, and the bulk of the book is devoted to England. 99p wasted, which doesn't sound like much, but it all adds up at the moment. The economic impact is to me the greatest contribution of the book from the author viewpoint as well as the resulting social changes such as the opening of a new era in medicine (more research oriented) and the land property issues. The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis is a great fiction book about a historian who travels back in time to the 1300s and ends up in a village that has just been exposed to the disease. It is the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history, resulting in the deaths of up to 75–200 million people in Eurasia and North Africa, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351. Manchester University Press, Oct 15, 1994 - History - 364 pages. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made - Ebook written by Norman F. Cantor. I first read this book in the 1980's and just sat and read it, it was absorbing and fascinating. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2018. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Not me, especially when the plague killed all of my friends and remember, NO ONE was aware of the causative agent. Info/Buy. At least some of the people got it right: "live in the countryside, away from humanity and away from the vectors (rats, fleas, pneumonic plague, septicemic plague, etc."). You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 21 DE ABR. 3 Reviews. And considering the size of the subject, it isn’t too long. Black Death -- History; Filed under: Black Death. Eifelheim Michael Flynn. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2017, If you already know something about the Black Death and its impact and want to know more, as I did when I chose this book you will find it a very rewarding book to read. The Black Death by Philip Ziegler, 1991, Alan Sutton edition, in English The Black Death and Modern Medicine: 15: Chapter 3. Probably the greatest natural disaster … Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. My question is, “who was going to live there”? His most recent book is Legacy: Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships. Gottfried's work is over 25 years old, so the scholarship is a bit dated - still, his is an excellent overview of the catastrophic epidemic of the 1340s. Claiming approx. Mr. Ziegler lives with his wife in Kensington, London. by Monica Helen Green (PDF at Western Michigan University) It is very short and mostly discussed how trade routes influenced the spread. While it is a bit dry (and may cause one to wonder how climate influences the bubonic plague), it is eventually worthwhile. Difficult to believe I squandered my hard earned money on what is basically a pamphlet. The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe. Rosemay Horrox. Paperback – March 1, 1985. by Robert S. Gottfried (Author) 4.3 out of 5 stars 51 ratings. 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 World’s Deadliest Plagues: The History and Legacy of the Worst Global Pandemics, “Fascinating ... There’s nothing like reading about people being entombed to put your own problems in perspective.” (Bill Bryson). I wondered if there were parallels in the Great Plague. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. ―Stacy Schiff. It is a powerful and highly readable narrative account of the Black Death. a third of Europe, it led to great changes in Europe itself and left a mark in the people themselves. Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2018. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I had learned in college that 1/3 of the population of Europe died in the first wave in the middle of the 14th century, but now I wondered if the high numbers could be blamed on people's behavior in the face of a swiftly moving disease. The Black Death was the deadliest pandemic in human history, killing between 75 million and 200 million people. The Black Death Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. Psychosocial Reactions to the Black Death: 73: Chapter 6. "A master storyteller’s searing epic...will remain with you long after you put it down." Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. 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