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Internet Resources on the Black Death

bdeath.jpg (15107 bytes)The Black Death is not that well-represented on the Internet these days. Perhaps that will change in the future. But if you are looking for further information, the following sites may be of some help.

Ian Jessiman has written A General Study of the Plague in England 1539-1640, With a Specific Reference to Loughborough, which is quite good although it deals with a later episode of the plague's history. The Pestilence Tyme: England During the Plague, 1348-1350 is also quite good. The Plague and Public Health in Reniassance Europe contains a number of useful primary sources. See also Pistoia, "Ordinances for Sanitation in a Time of Mortality (1348)" at Fordham.

Two texts worth reading are David Herlihy, The Black Death and the Transformation of the West (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997) and Philip Ziegler, The Black Death (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1969).

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