The Black Death, The Great Mortality of A Brief History with A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in by John Aberth Paperback $ Available in: Paperback. A fascinating account of the phenomenon known as the Black Death, this volume offers a wealth of documentary. The Black Death – A Brief History with Documents by John Aberth, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Books by John Aberth. Penny rated it really liked it Dec 11, Return to Book Page. Book ratings by Goodreads. The volume also includes illustrations, a chronology of the Black Death, questions to consider, a selected bibliography, and an index. This is a compilation of primary source documents on the blackk of Medieval Europe’s Black Plague.

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Great primary source collection. May 20, Nicolas Garcia rated it really liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents

These diverse accounts provide an opportunity to explore the differences and commonalities between late medieval cultures. A comparison of eastern and western witnesses compiled in a way to not perpetuate “us and them” but to give as complete a collection as possible in understanding how the disease spread, affected lives, and everyday reactions to it. I’d say only the first third is for reading, the rest is references. How big a turning point was the Black Death in medieval thought abert culture?


The Great Mortality of A short but very jhon history of the Black Jihn told through primary sources. The book contains documents from many countries – including Muslim and Byzantine sources – to give students a variety of perspectives on this devastating illness and its consequences.

Angie Rosalina rated it liked it Oct deth, Luke Sellers sberth it liked it Jun 25, It was one of the books assigned in my granddaughter’s Western Civ class last semester.

Marlyn Ruiz rated it it was amazing Oct 20, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With My Dad being sick and my Cat getting canser I was feeling so sad and scared of the idea of death. Did the Black Death have any positive effects on the development of Europe? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This age that saw so much destruction and despair was also the age of Boccaccio and Petrarch, whose writings heralded the Renaissance and a new, optimistic view of human endeavor.

The Black Death: The Great Mortality of A Brief History with Documents by John Aberth

What do accounts like this tell us about the differences between the cultures of the popular and the elite in the Middle Ages? The Influenza Pandemic of — I was required to read this for class. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reading through them, I imagined what it would be like trying to live while a seemingly unstoppable killer swept through the entire known world with no regard to creed or wealth or age.


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Anika rated it liked it May 23, The documents included really make the book. What specific disease or diseases caused this great mortality, and how was it transmitted? Customers who bought this item also bought. I read this for a paper I’m writing. A very nice compilation of sources discussing various aspects of the Black Death, all from symptoms to social and economic consequences to religious attitudes.

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