The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe

3.45 avg rating
( 262 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780029126301: The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe

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.

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 rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

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 rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.

About the Author:

Robert S. Gottfried is Professor of History and Director of Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. Among his other books is Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth Century England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Steven Gottfried
Published by Collier Macmillan (1983)
ISBN 10: 0029126304 ISBN 13: 9780029126301
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0029126304

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gottfried, Robert Steven
Published by Collier Macmillan (1983)
ISBN 10: 0029126304 ISBN 13: 9780029126301
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0029126304

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gottfried, Robert Steven
Published by Collier Macmillan (1983)
ISBN 10: 0029126304 ISBN 13: 9780029126301
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110029126304

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert S. Gottfried
ISBN 10: 0029126304 ISBN 13: 9780029126301
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800291263011.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds