Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Reuseaworld
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please note this product will be shipped from the UK within 24 hours of receiving your order. We not offer tracked shipment in order to maintain great prices. Please therefore be patient in waiting for your items to arrive. Please refer to your Amazon delivery dates as a guide, we hope your item arrives with you shortly. Product dispatched in UK within 48 hours. Thanks.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World it Made (Central Asian Studies) Paperback – February 4, 2002

1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.49 $0.01

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Norman Cantor is Professor of History, Sociology and Comparative Literature at New York University and is America's leading historian of the Middle Ages.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Central Asian Studies
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; 4th Impression edition (February 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743430352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743430357
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,009,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
100%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Jay Weisenberger on February 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
While the book is occasionally an interesting read, the author presents it in a style that appears to reflect his own world-view thereby clouding the 'historical' aspect (the reader is obliquely warned as the cover states that the book is a narrative). Some examples of this (from the 3rd chapter only) were:

(describing the young Princess Joan) She was a top-drawer white girl, a European princess, ...
(with regards to the English King) Three flunkies of the royal household...
(contextually speaking about English fashion) Good taste was not a quality of the English monarchy then or now.
(after describing the 'value' of some English-held church sacrament items) It was a long way from the Sermon on the Mount.
(and in another description, there were several, of the differences between 14th century lives and ours today) But the nobility did not act that way, preferring more the visceral contact of the hunting dogs and hawks they loved than the anxiety-ridden, memory-dominated self-consciousness of affluent and well-educated people today.

If one shares this view, and it's accompanying style of apparently subjective editorializing, the book would be a much more enjoyable read.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: diagnostic pathology