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The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe

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A fascinating work of detective history, "The Black Death" traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror - killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and ...

The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe 1985, Free Press, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780029123706

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The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe 1983, Free Press

ISBN-13: 9780029126301

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