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John Kelly tracks the medieval plague from its beginnings in Central Asia to its devastating impact on the teeming cities of Europe, painting a vivid picture of what the end of the world looked like in the 14th century.
La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death.
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The book's strengths are its discussion of recent scholarship on both the origin and the nature of the plague. It is a gripping story of a most horrific and unimaginable event.
|CHAPTER ONE Oimmeddam||1||(28)|
|CHAPTER TWO "They Are Monsters, Not Men"||29||(24)|
|CHAPTER THREE The Day Before the Day of the Dead||53||(26)|
|CHAPTER FOUR Sicilian Autumn||... MORE||(22)|
|CHAPTER FIVE Villani's Last Sentence||101||(26)|
|CHAPTER SIX The Curse of the Grand Master||127||(36)|
|CHAPTER SEVEN The New Galenism||163||(20)|
|CHAPTER EIGHT "Days of Death Without Sorrow"||183||(26)|
|CHAPTER NINE Heads to the West, Feet to the East||209||(22)|
|CHAPTER TEN God's First Love||231||(28)|
|CHAPTER ELEVEN "O Ye of Little Faith"||259||(14)|
|CHAPTER TWELVE "Only the End of the Beginning"||273||(22)|
|AFTERWORD The Plague Deniers||295||(10)|