- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: alan Sutton; 1st thus edition. edition (1991)
- ASIN: B003VZTT3U
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
For a deep look into the social aspects of the bubonic plague of the 14th century, this book is it.
The chapter on the fictitious villages I also found to be very well-done and a nice change of pace from the somewhat statistically-driven prose.
Philip Ziegler has written a seminal, thought provoking work and at the same time treated his fellow historians equitably and courteously.
The book is full of statistics and records. The author failed to digest the data and analyse them or at least give an opinion.
It was rather dry to read. Read more
I think this is a good text book. I read it cover to cover in a couple of days, which is saying a lot. Very good reading...Published 5 months ago by dollsandmagic
Philip Ziegler's book on the Black Death stands as one of the modern classics covering the catastrophic events that occurred in Europe between 1347 and 1349 where the plague wiped... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Efrem Sepulveda
Mr. Ziegler does not left any stone unturned in his most intertesting book it is loaded with great explanations on the phenomenon, the most striking between the remarkeable... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jean-pierre Petits
This is one of the best books I've ever read! Ziegler manages to pack an amazing amount of information into a writing style that is interesting and clear while being... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jason minks
Ok don't actually skip all of them. Read one (any of the English chapters) and skip the rest. While the book gives good summations of the continent, and the plague in general, the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lee H.
Philip Ziegler isn't a historian, and the sources he uses in writing his book are extremely dated. However Ziegler is very upfront about both his credentials (he was a career... Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by doc peterson
I am slightly obsessed with the 1348 plague. After reading countless books on the subject, I would recommend this book as my first choice.
It is informative. Read more
This perhaps drones on a bit too long in most every chapter, which tend to be repetitive as the author knits together the research of numerous scholars. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Brad Smith