The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher

The Black Death: A Personal History

byJohn Hatcher

Paperback | June 9, 2009

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.00

Earn 105 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores

about

In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. By focusing on the experiences of ordinary villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black Death (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly places the reader directly into those tumultuous years and describes in fascinating detail the day-to-day existence of people struggling with the tragic effects of the plague. Dramatic scenes portray how contemporaries must have experienced and thought about the momentous events—and how they tried to make sense of it all.

About The Author

John Hatcher, a leading expert in medieval and early modern social and economic history, is Professor of Economic and Social History and Chairman of the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge.
The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

by Tonette S. Rocco

$35.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

The Face Of God Among Us
The Face Of God Among Us

by John Hatcher

$7.19$7.98

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:The Black Death: A Personal HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306817926

ISBN - 13:9780306817922

Look for similar items by category:

Nearby Stores

We found 0 nearby stores

Customer Reviews of The Black Death: A Personal History

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

 Bookviews.com, 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.”