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Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren – the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure – are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how it made history, remain shrouded in a haze of myths.

Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julia | 2/7/2014

    " oh my gosh. had to read this for school. it's really just this old guy raving on about the 14th century and all these things that were slightly affected by the plague. and in every paragraph he uses like 10 words I don't know, probably to sound smart. ughhh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 1/3/2014

    " Fascinating. Maybe it was anthrax afterall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 1/1/2014

    " A bit dry, but interesting if you can get through the sloggy bits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pancha | 12/27/2013

    " There is a lot of information, and sometimes it overwhelms the structure. Lots of tangents. "

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About the Author
Author Norman F. Cantor

Norman F. Cantor (1929–2004) was emeritus professor of history, sociology, and comparative literature at New York University. His academic honors included appointments as a Rhodes Scholar, Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellow at Princeton University, and Fulbright professor at Tel Aviv University. His earlier books include Inventing the Middle Ages, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, one of the most widely read narratives of the Middle Ages in the English language.