The Black Death: A History of Plagues, 1345-1730

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Tempus, 2001 - 192 strán (strany)
By 1340, Europe was beset by a host of problems. Even the ploughing of marginal land had failed to produce enough food to feed the ever-growing population. Poverty, unemployment, and vagrancy were all on the increase. However, by 1400 the situation had changed. There had been a dramatic change but from a wholly unforeseen and unexpected quarter: the Black Death. This horrific disease ripped through towns, villages and families. Men, women, children, young and old succumbed to a painful, drawn out death as pustules, abscesses and boils erupted over their bodies. Within a few decades this virulent and unknown disease had wiped out up to half the population.

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Acknowledgements
7
DEATH DIMLY RECALLED
13
DEATH AT THE DOOR
27
DANCING WITH DEATH
57
THE CIRCLE OF DEATH
81
DEATHS FINALE
103
DEATHS ENCORE
129
DEATHS MANY FACES
151
DEATHS LEGACY
169
Bibliography and additional reading
175
Index
185

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