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  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating & gripping

  • By Ballina Beach on 08-10-2016

Articulate and informative

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Reviewed: 05-06-2017

Where does The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

An excellent course.

What did you like best about this story?

Interesting, and wide ranging content, and superb lecturer

What about Professor Dorsey Armstrong’s performance did you like?

Dorsey Armstrong is charming, and erudite and humane.