The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History (Paperback)Professor Ole J Benedictow (author)
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Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 852 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 32 mm
The thoroughness and precision of [Benedictow's] research are admirable. [...] Opens a treasure trove of correct information. There is no doubt that [the book] should be acquired by all university libraries. * FIFTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES *
Every library that covers population studies, epistemology, or medieval history should have a copy of Benedictow's book. * POPULATION STUDIES & DEVELOPMENT *
A book which should be on every Late-Medievalist's bookshelf. It is packed with valuable and well-considered accounts. ... A wonderful compilation of data which will be widely used for many years to come. * MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY *
[This] remarkable, engrossing and controversial study is the first to assemble and synthesize historical data from every region in which the Black Death wrought havoc. [...] An immense and entirely breathtaking feat of scholarship...and a moving quest to account for a cruel phenomenon. * TLS *
[This] magisterial account mixes demographic research, meticulous reading of the chronicles and modern bacteriology. * THE GUARDIAN *
The author...has achieved a Herculean task in reviewing a very large part of the literature on the pestilential disease or set of diseases that afflicted Europe from 1346 to 1353. * THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW *
A valuable addition to the historiography of the Black Death. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Ambitious and contentious. * ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW *
Those looking for a vast compendium of local data will not be disappointed. * SPECULUM *
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