The Black Death : Second Edition
Sweeping from Asia into Europe, where its more appalling by-products included the Flagellants and the first great Jewish pogroms, the plague reached England in 1348. Philip Ziegler's classic account traces the course of the plague through Europe, and includes detailed chapters on the state of medicine, the position of the Church and the broader social and economic repercussions, as well as a fascinating reconstruction of life in a medieval English village suddenly overtaken by plague.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 128 x 198 x 17mm | 233g
- 26 Nov 1998
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and at New College, Oxford where he won the Chancellor's Essay Prize and got a first-class honours degree in law. He then entered the Foreign Service and served in Laos, Pretoria and Bogota. He retired in 1967 and joined the publishing company William Collins finally retiring as editor-in chief in 1980 to write a biography of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He is the author of more than 10 books including the award-winning biography: Melbourne.