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Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched audiobook, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.

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  • What Was the Black Death?
  • A Short History of Pandemics
  • Chronology & Trajectory
  • Causes & Pathology
  • Medieval Theories & Disease Control
  • Black Death in Medieval Culture
  • Consequences

Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.

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This is a very good synopsis of the Black Death. There was just the right amount of numerical data and real-world experiences to make it poignant. I highly recommend it.