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The great mortality : an intimate history of the Black Death, John Kelly

Label
The great mortality : an intimate history of the Black Death
Title
The great mortality
Title remainder
an intimate history of the Black Death
Statement of responsibility
John Kelly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Great Mortality is John Kelly's narrative account of the medieval plague, from its beginnings on the desolate, windswept steppes of Central Asia to its journey through the teeming cities of Europe." "The Great Mortality also looks at new theories about the cause of the plague and takes into account why some scientists and historians believe that the Black Death was an outbreak not of bubonic plague, but of another infectious illness - perhaps anthrax or a disease like Ebola. Interweaving a modern scientific methodical analysis with portrait of medieval medicine, superstition, and bigotry, The Great Mortality achieves an air of immediacy, authenticity, and intimacy never before seen in literature on the plague."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
614.5/732
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC172
LC item number
.K445 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The great mortality : an intimate history of the Black Death, John Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [305]-341
Contents
Ch. 1. Oimmeddam -- Ch. 2. "They are monsters, not men" -- Ch. 3. The day before The Day of the Dead -- Ch. 4. Sicilian Autumn -- Ch. 5. Villani's last sentence -- Ch. 6. The curse of the grand master -- Ch. 7. The new Galenism -- Ch. 8. "Days of death without sorrow" -- Ch. 9. Heads to the West, feet to the East -- Ch. 10. God's first love -- Ch. 11. "O ye of little faith" -- Ch. 12. "Only the end of the beginning" -- Afterword : the plague deniers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 364 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007150694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004054213
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocn224266869
Label
The great mortality : an intimate history of the Black Death, John Kelly
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [305]-341
Contents
Ch. 1. Oimmeddam -- Ch. 2. "They are monsters, not men" -- Ch. 3. The day before The Day of the Dead -- Ch. 4. Sicilian Autumn -- Ch. 5. Villani's last sentence -- Ch. 6. The curse of the grand master -- Ch. 7. The new Galenism -- Ch. 8. "Days of death without sorrow" -- Ch. 9. Heads to the West, feet to the East -- Ch. 10. God's first love -- Ch. 11. "O ye of little faith" -- Ch. 12. "Only the end of the beginning" -- Afterword : the plague deniers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 364 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007150694
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004054213
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocn224266869

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