The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe. Robert S. Gottfried.

The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe

New York: The Free Press, 1983.

First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". xvii, 203pp. Mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket with toning to spine and covers and light creasing to edges. Black cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Top edge of spine is gently bumped. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

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A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351.

A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror—killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.(Publisher). Very good / Good +. Item #7171
ISBN: 0029126304

Price: $20.00