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The black death

Joseph Patrick Byrne

2004

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  • Title:
    The black death
  • Author: Joseph Patrick Byrne
  • Description: Chronology -- Overview: plague in the middle ages -- The black death and modern medicine -- The black death and medieval medicine -- Effects of the black death on European society -- Pychosocial reactions to the black death -- European art and the black death -- Individual and civic responses in Cairo and Florence -- Epilogue: The end of the black death and its continuing fascination --
    Biographies: Abu Abdullah ibn Battuta -- Charles IV -- Clement VI -- Francesco di Marco Datini da Prato -- Galen of Pergamum -- Gentile da Foligno -- Lisad-ad Din ibn al-Khatib -- Francesco Petrarch -- Alexandre Emile John Yersin --
    Primary documents: The description of the pestilence : from the Historiarum (after 1355) -- "Wer wil nu wissen das" (c.1349-55) -- Plague Tract (1348) -- Compendium de epidemia, Book 2 (1348) -- "A diet and doctrine for the pestilence" (fifteenth century) -- The treatise on the pestilence in Italian : Chapter 2 (c. 1447) -- Last testament of Marco Datini of Prato, Italy, June 1, 1348 -- "Risal̄ah al-Nabaʼ ʻan al-Wabaʼ" : an essay on the report of the pestilence (1348) -- Anonymous poem in the Chronicle of Damascus, 1389-97 -- "Disputation betwixt the body and worms" -- The jews of Strassburg, February 1349 -- A Florentine diary : December 1496 to February 1499.
    Chronology -- Overview: plague in the middle ages -- The black death and modern medicine -- The black death and medieval medicine -- Effects of the black death on European society -- Psychosocial reactions to the black death -- European art and the black death -- Individual and civic responses in Cairo and Florence -- Epilogue: The end of the black death and its continuing fascination --
    Primary documents: The description of the pestilence : from the Historiarum (after 1355) -- "Wer wil nu wissen das" (c.1349-55) -- Plague Tract (1348) -- Compendium de epidemia, Book 2 (1348) -- "A diet and doctrine for the pestilence" (fifteenth century) -- The treatise on the pestilence in Italian : Chapter 2 (c. 1447) -- Last testament of Marco Datini of Prato, Italy, June 1, 1348 -- "Risalah al-Naba an al-Waba" : an essay on the report of the pestilence (1348) -- Anonymous poem in the Chronicle of Damascus, 1389-97 -- "Disputation betwixt the body and worms" -- The Jews of Strassburg, February 1349 -- A Florentine diary : December 1496 to February 1499.
    Looks at the plague that wiped out much of medieval Europe; discussing its impact on society, medicine, culture, and the individual. An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing, yet fascinating tragic historical episode.
  • Local Note: acq2008his
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press
  • Format: xxx, 231 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0313324921 (alk. paper);ISBN 9780313324925 (alk. paper)
  • Subjects: Black Death -- History; Plague -- history; Disease Outbreaks -- history; History, Medieval
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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