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Inhaltsangabe: During Medieval times, the Black Death wiped out one-fifth of the world's population. Four centuries later, in 1665, the plague returned with a vengeance, cutting a long and deadly swathe through the British Isles. Though the murderous contagion eventually came to be known as the Great Plague of London, the devastation it wrought on England's smaller towns was in many ways even more terrible. In this intimate history of the extraordinary pandemic, author Evelyn Lord focuses on Cambridge, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord's fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved, those who fled, and those who hid to await their fate.

Inhaltsangabe: In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague's effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord's fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved, those who fled, and those who hid to await their fate.

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Verlag: Yale University Press Mrz 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0300173814 ISBN 13: 9780300173819
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press Mrz 2014, 2014. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 161x236x22 mm. Neuware - An intimate history of the extraordinary pandemic known as the Black Death, presenting the personal experiences of a range of individuals from notable figures such as Pepys and Newton, to common folk who tilled the land. A dark era is brought vividly to life. 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780300173819

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