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The Resource The Great Mortality

The Great Mortality

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The Great Mortality
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The Great Mortality
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Summary
The Great Plague is one of the most compelling events in human history, even more so now, when the notion of plague—be it animal or human—has never loomed larger as a contemporary public concern The plague that devastated Asia and Europe in the 14th century has been of never-ending interest to both scholarly and general readers. Many books on the plague rely on statistics to tell the story: how many people died; how farm output and trade declined. But statistics can't convey what it was like to sit in Siena or Avignon and hear that a thousand people a day are dying two towns away. Or to have to chose between your own life and your duty to a mortally ill child or spouse. Or to live in a society where the bonds of blood and sentiment and law have lost all meaning, where anyone can murder or rape or plunder anyone else without fear of consequence. In The Great Mortality, author John Kelly lends an air of immediacy and intimacy to his telling of the journey of the plague as it traveled from the steppes of Russia, across Europe, and into England, killing 75 million people—one third of the known population—before it vanished
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Kelly, John
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
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The Great Mortality
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OVERDRIVE:91f7b9e0-b2e7-4815-a345-4f6c70cb2b75
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062243218
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Great Mortality
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:91f7b9e0-b2e7-4815-a345-4f6c70cb2b75
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062243218
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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