The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Robert S. Gottfried is Professor of History and Director of Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. Among his other books is "Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth Century England."
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There is the danger of making a posteriori arguments , that is , of determining the
state and problems of Europe in the late fifteenth century and then working
backwards , assuming that depopulation was at fault . The second plague
There were other indications in the late fifteenth century that a new disease
epoch was commencing . " As plague patterns changed , new diseases
appeared and old ones grew in importance . The first continuous records of
typhus , or jail ...
tenor of late medieval life are : Margaret Aston , The Fifteenth Century : The
Prospects of Europe ( New York : Harcourt , Brace , & Jovanovich , 1968 ) ; J.
Huizinga , The Waning of the Middle Ages ( New York : Anchor , 1954 ) ; F.R.H.
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