MEMS 398 - The Black Death
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
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The so-called Black Death, a massive epidemic that hit Eurasia in the mid fourteenth century and killed between a third and a half of the population, has always loomed large in the imagination of medieval European historians. How did it come to kill so many people? How did Europe cope with such as loss? And how did it change medieval society? This course will primarily look at the European experience of the Black Death, with occasional forays into the Islamic world. We will start by looking at medieval attitudes towards disease, modern debates over what the disease actually was, and how new scientific studies of DNA, comate and bioarchaeology have changed what we think we know about the disease. We will then move to an extended study of the short- and long-term consequences of the epidemic on medieval European society and culture.

MEMS 398 - The Black Death
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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you will need all of these books for my class. Other assigned readings will be on Canvas
ISBN: 9780719034985
The Black death, Author: translated and edited by Rosemary Horrox., Publisher: Manchester University Press 1st digita 1994
ISBN: 0140442693
The Decameron, Author: Giovanni Boccaccio. Transl ; with an introd. by G.H. McWilliam., Publisher: Penguin Books 1st publ. 1981
ISBN: 0300174470
Ralph Tailor's summer a scrivener, his city, and the plague, Author: Wrightson, Keith, (1948- ...).,, Publisher: Yale University Press 2011
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