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.
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.15
It's ok not the best but still very informative45