The Black Death 1346 1353

The Black Death  1346 1353
Author: Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780851159430
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death 1346 1353 Book Excerpt:

"Benedictow's findings relating to the mortality caused by the Black Death are based on the study and synthesis of all available demographic studies. Published over the past forty years, most of them in widely dispersed local journals and local histories, this cumulative evidence, astounding in its implications, has gone largely unnoticed. This book makes it indisputably clear that the true mortality rate was far higher than has been previously thought."--BOOK JACKET.

Plague The Black Death

Plague  The Black Death
Author: Janey Levy
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 148242942X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plague The Black Death Book Excerpt:

The plague, aptly known as the Black Death, swept through Europe in the 1300s, killing more than 20 million people. Not only deadly but incredibly painful, the disease was characterized by black boils all over the body that oozed blood and pus. While providing more details about the plague, this book, an asset to any social studies collection, also addresses where the lethal outbreak originated and whether it could return. Aided by striking illustrations, sidebars, and fact boxes, readers will discover the conditions in the Middle Ages that made it possible for such an appalling disease to spread so easily.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 1137103493
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Book Excerpt:

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.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Charles River,Charles River Editors
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2014-10-08
ISBN: 9781502753991
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the plague written by survivors across Europe *Includes a bibliography for further reading "The trend of recent research is pointing to a figure more like 45-50% of the European population dying during a four-year period. There is a fair amount of geographic variation. In Mediterranean Europe, areas such as Italy, the south of France and Spain, where plague ran for about four years consecutively, it was probably closer to 75-80% of the population. In Germany and England ... it was probably closer to 20%.." - Philip Daileader, medieval historian If it is true that nothing succeeds like success, then it is equally true that nothing challenges like change. People have historically been creatures of habit and curiosity at the same time, two parts of the human condition that constantly conflict with each other. This has always been true, but at certain moments in history it has been abundantly true, especially during the mid-14th century, when a boon in exploration and travel came up against a fear of the unknown. Together, they both introduced the Black Death to Europe and led to mostly incorrect attempts to explain it. The Late Middle Ages had seen a rise in Western Europe's population in previous centuries, but these gains were almost entirely erased as the plague spread rapidly across all of Europe from 1346-1353. With a medieval understanding of medicine, diagnosis, and illness, nobody understood what caused Black Death or how to truly treat it. As a result, many religious people assumed it was divine retribution, while superstitious and suspicious citizens saw a nefarious human plot involved and persecuted certain minority groups among them. Though it is now widely believed that rats and fleas spread the disease by carrying the bubonic plague westward along well-established trade routes, and there are now vaccines to prevent the spread of the plague, the Black Death gruesomely killed upwards of 100 million people, with helpless chroniclers graphically describing the various stages of the disease. It took Europe decades for its population to bounce back, and similar plagues would affect various parts of the world for the next several centuries, but advances in medical technology have since allowed researchers to read various medieval accounts of the Black Death in order to understand the various strains of the disease. Furthermore, the social upheaval caused by the plague radically changed European societies, and some have noted that by the time the plague had passed, the Late Middle Ages would end with many of today's European nations firmly established. The Black Death: The History and Legacy of the Middle Ages' Deadliest Plague chronicles the origins and spread of a plague that decimated Europe and may have wiped out over a third of the continent's population. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Black Death like never before, in no time at all.

The Black Death in the Middle East

The Black Death in the Middle East
Author: Michael Walters Dols
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 664
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Philip Ziegler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781858338316
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Book Excerpt:

An explanation of the origins and spread of the plague through England and the continent and the social and economic consequences.

The Black Death 1347 1350

The Black Death 1347 1350
Author: Cath Senker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781406202960
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death 1347 1350 Book Excerpt:

Outbreak of plague in China and Europe - Types of plague - Plague in London - Impact of plague - Outbreaks in more recent times - Cure for plague.

When Plague Strikes

When Plague Strikes
Author: James Cross Giblin
Publsiher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Plague Strikes Book Excerpt:

Recounts the stories of three major diseases that have ravaged humanity and changed the course of history

The Black Death and Men of Learning

The Black Death and Men of Learning
Author: Anna Montgomery Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death and Men of Learning Book Excerpt:

Studies the Black Death Plague of 1347-1350 only as it affected the intellectual classes and their fields of learning. Emphasizes the fields of medicine, education, mathematics and science.

The Black Death Revised Edition

The Black Death  Revised Edition
Author: Diane Zahler
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1467703753
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

Could a few fleas really change the world? In the early 1300s, the world was on the brink of change. New trade routes in Europe and Asia brought people in contact with different cultures and ideas, while war and rebellions threatened to disrupt the lives of millions. Most people lived in crowded cities or as serfs tied to the lands of their overlords. Conditions were filthy, as most people drank water from the same sources they used for washing and for human waste. In the cramped and rat-infested streets of medieval cities and villages, all it took were the bites of a few plague-infected fleas to start a pandemic that killed roughly half the population of Europe and Asia. The bubonic plague wiped out families, villages, even entire regions. Once the swollen, black buboes appeared on victims' bodies, there was no way to save them. People died within days. In the wake of such devastation, survivors had to reevaluate their social, scientific, and religious beliefs, laying the groundwork for our modern world. The Black Death outbreak is one of world history's pivotal moments.

Communities and Crisis

Communities and Crisis
Author: Shona Kelly Wray
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9004176349
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities and Crisis Book Excerpt:

Bologna is well known for its powerful university and notariate of the thirteenth century, but the fourteenth-century city is less studied. This work redresses the imbalance in scholarship by examining social and economic life at mid-fourteenth century, particularly during the epidemic of plague, the Black Death of 1348. Arguing against medieval chroniclers' accounts of massive social, political, and religious breakdown, this examination of the immediate experience of the epidemic, based on notarial records--including over a thousand testaments--demonstrates resilience during the crisis. The notarial record reveals the activities and decisions of large numbers of individuals and families in the city and provides a reconstruction of the behavior of clergy, medical practitioners, government and neighborhood officials, and notaries during the epidemic.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Therese Harasymiw
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 1502660776
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Book Excerpt:

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept around the globe, people have looked to the past for other examples of deadly disease outbreaks. In the mid-14th century, an outbreak of bubonic plague, or the “Black Death,” killed more than 25 million Europeans within a five-year span. Through informative maps, critical-thinking questions, and in-depth sidebars, readers learn the similarities and the vast differences between the Black Death, the 2020 pandemic, and other disease outbreaks in history. Understanding past pandemics enables readers to keep a level head when evaluating current and future outbreaks, reducing panic and leading to positive, effective solutions.

The Black Death

The Black Death
Author: Sean Martin
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN: 1842435531
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death Book Excerpt:

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 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. He describes contemporary responses to the plague and makes clear how helpless was the medicine of the day in the face of it. He examines the renewed persecution of the Jews, blamed by many Christians for the spread of the disease, and highlights the bizarre attempts by such groups as the Flagellants to ward off what they saw as the wrath of God. His book is a vivid and dramatic account of one of the great catastrophes of history.

Black Death

Black Death
Author: Timothy L. Biel
Publsiher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9781560060017
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Death Book Excerpt:

Describes the social and economic conditions in medieval Europe at the outbreak of the Black Death and the causes and effects of the epidemic.

Bubonic Plague and the Black Death

Bubonic Plague and the Black Death
Author: Don Nardo
Publsiher: Referencepoint Press
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-08
ISBN: 9781678200985
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bubonic Plague and the Black Death Book Excerpt:

Between 1347 and 1350 a horrifying disease spread by fleas and rats emerged in Asia and raged eastward. Encircling Europe in a deadly noose, the most lethal pandemic in world history killed untold millions of people. Bubonic Plague and the Black Death explores the causes, the spread, the effects on people's lives, as well as efforts to treat the disease and halt its spread.

Coventry at the Time of the Black Death

Coventry at the Time of the Black Death
Author: Arthur Gooder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black Death
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Black Death and The Dancing Mania

The Black Death  and The Dancing Mania
Author: J. F. C. Hecker
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2022-05-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Death and The Dancing Mania Book Excerpt:

In the time between the 14th and 17th centuries, the mainland of Europe suffered numerous disasters, including those of biological origin. One of the most mysterious of those phenomena was dancing mania, also called the dancing plague. It involved groups of people dancing erratically until they collapsed from exhaustion and injuries. People often danced in significant numbers, sometimes including thousands of participants. The well-documented phenomenon doesn't have a clear explanation up to date. The 19th-century German physician Justus Hecker provided research on dancing mania and connected the phenomenon to the plague.

How the Black Death Gave Us the NHS

How the Black Death Gave Us the NHS
Author: Jaime Breitnauer
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1399001752
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Black Death Gave Us the NHS Book Excerpt:

As the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, all eyes in the UK have been on our NHS heroes. But where did they come from? Why do we have such a unique free at the point of use healthcare system? How has this benefitted British society? And how does healthcare in other countries work? Going back to pre-history, we will take a look at epidemics and pandemics through the ages and how they have consistently nudged healthcare policy toward a more social model. They say a measure of civilised society is how it provides for its citizens, and the NHS has been the backbone of Great Britain for the best part of a century. As well as looking at its origins and counterparts in other countries, we will take a look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has been handled, and what the future of social healthcare might be across the globe.

In the Wake of the Plague

In the Wake of the Plague
Author: Norman F. Cantor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN: 1476797749
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Wake of the Plague Book Excerpt:

The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, taking millions of lives. The author draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death as a gripping, intimate narrative.

From the Brink of the Apocalypse

From the Brink of the Apocalypse
Author: John Aberth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 113472487X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Brink of the Apocalypse Book Excerpt:

Praise for the first edition: "Aberth wears his very considerable and up-to-date scholarship lightly and his study of a series of complex and somber calamites is made remarkably vivid." -- Barrie Dobson, Honorary Professor of History, University of York The later Middle Ages was a period of unparalleled chaos and misery -in the form of war, famine, plague, and death. At times it must have seemed like the end of the world was truly at hand. And yet, as John Aberth reveals in this lively work, late medieval Europeans' cultural assumptions uniquely equipped them to face up postively to the huge problems that they faced. Relying on rich literary, historical and material sources, the book brings this period and its beliefs and attitudes vividly to life. Taking his themes from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, John Aberth describes how the lives of ordinary people were transformed by a series of crises, including the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. Yet he also shows how prayers, chronicles, poetry, and especially commemorative art reveal an optimistic people, whose belief in the apocalypse somehow gave them the ability to transcend the woes they faced on this earth. This second edition is brought fully up to date with recent scholarship, and the scope of the book is broadened to include many more examples from mainland Europe. The new edition features fully revised sections on famine, war, and plague, as well as a new epitaph. The book draws some bold new conclusions and raises important questions, which will be fascinating reading for all students and general readers with an interest in medieval history.