Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague's march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.
Inside you will read about...
✓ What was the Black Death?
✓ A Short History of Pandemics
✓ Chronology & Trajectory
✓ Causes & Pathology
✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control
✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture
Fascinating insights into the medieval mind's perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world's most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.
It's ok not the best but still very informative
Contains some fake information
I enjoyed it up until Ring Around the Rosie. A Google search quickly disproves it, even Snopes says it’s a lie, but the book makes it seem as if it’s “debatable” but it’s not, it’s not about the plague. I don’t trust any of the other information if it wants to treat urban myths as evidence.