Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2008.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". xvi, 318pp. Unclipped dust jacket in near fine condition. White paper over boards with spine backed in black and lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village.
By focusing on the experiences of ordinary villagers as they lived -- and died -- during the Black Death (1345-50 AD), Hatcher vividly places the reader directly into those tumultuous years and describes in fascinating detail the day-to-day existence of people struggling with the tragic effects of the plague. Dramatic scenes portray how contemporaries must have experienced and thought about the momentous events -- and how they tried to make sense of it all.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #6598