The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe

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Free Press, 1983 - Black Death - 203 pages
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."

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The author opens with the causation, toxicity and enzootic properties of diseases and why plague was so virulent compared to contemporary diseases. They then cover how Europe and its people functioned ... Read full review

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This is the best (so far) of the books I’ve been reading about the Black Death. Author Robert Gottfried writes a simple and straightforward account, in the process making a point that others have ... Read full review


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