In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

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In the Wake of the Plague Wonderfully rich, readable, and detailed, this volume rebukes the common fallacies of the greatest medical disaster in history. Cantor pierces the haze of myths that surrounds the understanding of the fundamental impact of the Plague on society, religion, and the Renaissance. Photos. Full description

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Michael PrestwichProfessor of Medieval History, University of Durham, and author of "The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272-1377"This is a splendid book. It is extremely lively and readable -- it gives a wonderful wide perspective of biomedical issues and history -- and also provides some fascinating detailed studies of the way in which the 1348 plague outbreak affected politics and society..."In the Wake of the Plague" is full of good things.

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Norman F. Cantor is Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His academic honors include appointments as a Rhodes Scholar, Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow at Princeton University, and Fulbright Professor at Tel Aviv University. His previous books include Inventing the Middle Ages, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read narrative of the Middle Ages in the English language. He lives in southern Florida.

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