The Black Death

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How the people of a typical English village lived and died in the worst epidemic in history.
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ISBN-13: 9780753823071
ISBN-10: 0753823071
Pagini: 400
Dimensiuni: 129 x 196 x 27 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Orion Publishing Group
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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John Hatcher is Professor of Economic and Social History and Chairman of the History Faculty at Cambridge University. He has taught the subject of the Black Death for twenty years and is the author of eight books on medieval history. He appeared in the Channel 4 series THE SEVEN AGES OF BRITAIN and advised on Discovery Channel series BLOODY BRITAIN, as well as a Channel 4 documentary on the Peasants' Revolt with Tony Robinson. He lives in Cambridge.

Recenzii, July 2009
“This book uses a bit of fiction, mixing it with [Hatcher’s] vast knowledge to illuminate that catastrophe.”
Curled Up with a Good Book
“This book screams ‘docudrama.’ One wonders if it will be made into a TV mini-series, so vivid is its novelistic story line yet accurate its information…What Hatcher has done, and done well, is to tell the tale of the Black Plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century from the viewpoint of a single English village.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8/7/09
“The core of the story -- the plague’s effect on the lives of everyday people-- is as true as can be surmised, nearly 700 years later.”

History in Review, 10/19/09
“Will enthrall both historians and fans of historical fiction…Provides a fascinating and unique glimpse into what life was like in rural, mediaeval England, during the 1345-1350 plague outbreak…An informative and entertaining book to read on the Black Death and, more important, on how it affected the common people.”
Metapsychology Online Reviews, 3/19/10
“The psychological turmoil for those living through the plague’s visitation and the terror, grief and horror such an experience engendered, are vividly brought to life in John Hatcher’s magisterial ‘personal history’…A fascinating and absorbing ‘literary docudrama’…of the profound effects of a calamitous and unfathomable event on both the individual and collective psyche…It is for his deliberately novel (and novelistic) approach that the author is to be particularly commended…Provides an admirable insight into how the majority of society struggled to make sense of a world turned upside down…Likely to appeal not only to historians of the Middle Ages and of medicine, but also to those interested in how individuals and communities alike cope with, respond to, and in many cases survive, catastrophic circumstances.”