Book ID: CBB001212433

From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages (2000)


Aberth, John (Author)


Publication Date: 2000
Physical Details: xii + 304 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

"Relying on rich literary and historical sources John Aberth brings this period to life. Taking his themes from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he describes how the Great Famine and Black Death swept away nearly half of Europe's population, while the royal houses of England and France were engaged in a Hundred Years War that meant perpetual political strife. Above all loomed the specter of Death, ever present and constantly feared." "Throughout the later Middle Ages, ordinary people were transformed by these daunting and fearful series of crises, yet in their prayers, chronicles, poetry, and especially their commemorative art are foreshadowings of the age to come. As John Aberth reveals in this informative and sympathetic work, in their struggles we glimpse the birth of the modern."--BOOK JACKET.

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Authors & Contributors
Wallis, Patrick
Jalland, Pat
Gertsman, Elina
Foxcroft, Louise
Rhode, Michael
DeWitte, Sharon N.
English Historical Review
Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Renaissance Quarterly
Medicina Historica
History of Psychiatry
University of New South Wales Press
University of Wales Press
Boydell & Brewer
McGill-Queen's University Press
Edizioni Penne & Papiri
Medicine and culture
Disease and diseases
Constantinus Africanus
Time Periods
19th century
14th century
Early modern
20th century
United States
United States. Army

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