The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was and how it made history remain shrouded in a haze of myths.Now, Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death as a gripping, intimate narrative.
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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.About the Author:
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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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060014342