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If you want to discover the captivating history of The Black Death, then pay attention....

The Black Death was the first recorded pandemic in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. All across the continent, people learned just how gruesome and horrific disease could be as the plague crossed the boundaries of countries and the lines established by society, killing everyone equally. It showed that no one - not even archbishops and kings - was immune from its grasp. The ferocity with which the plague swept across the continent, even reaching the shores of England, demonstrated how unprepared they were for something on such a large scale. It was the first time that a major disease would strike the continent after the fall of the Roman Empire, but it would not be the last.

In The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History, you will discover topics such as:

  • The First Pandemics
  • The Black Death
  • The Unlikely Use of the Black Death
  • Rumors and Arrival
  • Perceptions Vs. the Reality
  • The Ultimate Equalizer
  • Stealing the Future - Princess Joan
  • Decline of the Catholic Church and the Rise of Mysticism
  • Art of the Black Death
  • The First Quarantine and Successful Containment
  • Beyond the Human Toll
  • Lasting Effects on Europe’s Future
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Black Death, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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  • Stephanie Barto
  • 03-01-2021

short overview

not as in depth as other documentaries I have listened to or watched. I think it would be better as a free book since its a bit short too.

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  • cheryl b
  • 22-12-2020

Full circle

Here we are in 2020 with Covid and it seems out leaders haven changed fantastic book

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  • Patrick Lanford
  • 14-07-2020

Good History Lesson

Worth a listen, especially in this day and age. How the people responded to that health crisis is similar to how many respond now.

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  • Rick House
  • 11-05-2020

Captivating and Comprehensive

I have had a mild obsession with the Black Death for a while now, and I've been reading, listening, and watching a variety of media on the subject. This was by far one of the best in the subject. Covering the general subject to the specific, this explains the Black Death in great detail without making it a dry textbook definition. There are medical descriptions, personal stories, historic context, and even poetry. From experts to beginners, this is well worth reading / listening. And the audio is well spoken, easy to comprehend, and engaging. My ONE (very minor) complaint would be some more background on the origins. They did a fair job, but there's some more history that could have been touched on. 9.5/10

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  • hddjdh
  • 24-11-2019

Terrible. Written for fifth graders

This book is terrible. Redundant, lacking in insight, and tedious. Wikipedia has more info on the topic than this entire book.

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  • Elise
  • 18-08-2019

It is bad!

Simplified information and some flat out mistakes. The author seems to be confused about the difference between viruses and bacteria. Not recommended.

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  • Bright
  • 09-04-2019

this was a good one

The writer holds its range in Asia and the Middle East which isn't frequently covered. Also, it has a vivid description of the sensitive and economic influence of the Black Death on people.

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  • Raymond Ava
  • 09-04-2019

Elucidating and educational for me

Well written, and very informative. It's missing some notes to clarify, but it is one of the best books I ever read of the Black Death.

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  • Brianna Denise Krooberg
  • 06-04-2019

The plague!

This is history during medieval Europe yet many are still talking and devastated of how and why it happened. Reason why I pick up this book is to know more deeply about it. So far I can say that a great guide to have.

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  • justice
  • 06-04-2019

Excellent

Easily absorbed informative style. Leaves one wishing for more detail of the diseases but is true to it's promise of hourly history.

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  • Langston Ian
  • 02-04-2020

Appalling historical inaccuracies

This book is one of those that simply should not be sold. There are many historical inaccuracies

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  • Wilma Elias
  • 05-04-2019

A sad history

I had some trouble in relating major epidemic results to other important historical events of the time. Some struggle to relate to such other happenings would help to present more connection.

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  • roger
  • 05-04-2019

Five Stars

it shows a side of the human kinds that surface far too often and results in much distress. It is a story of the passion for, winning of power by man or institution that is often fatal!

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  • Tinsley
  • 05-04-2019

detailed explanations

As someone who has been affected in health care my complete adult life, I liked learning more about the plague. Was refreshing to know that it may have been more than one disease process and not all created by Yersinia pestis.

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  • McJunkin
  • 05-04-2019

A very informative Audiobook

It was perfect to see the statistics from that time era in the history of the world and how it all began. The Serfs had extra bargaining power, and of course Art, in all its forms

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  • George
  • 05-04-2019

The Black Death A history

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has a never-ending desire and curiosity about events that helped shape the current society.

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  • Camila
  • 05-04-2019

Good summary of the plague

I have read a lot about this subject and own several of the books that have been talked about. If you have learned a little or a lot about this topic this is a great book.

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  •  Christopher
  • 05-04-2019

Inspirational

This is a quick but very enlightening book about a neglected disaster in human history. If you're involved in world history you'll appreciate this book.

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  • Global
  • 05-04-2019

Didn't disappoint me

This book is very informative about the "Black Death". I'm a pediatrician and love to know regarding the history of specific, and this book didn't disappoint me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-2019

Thoroughly interesting book

Thoroughly interesting book about the plague as well as the causes and effects. I enjoyed this book very much!

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