John Aberth


“Overall, this is an extremely useful tool for undergraduates interested in exploring the impact of the plague on pre-modern society. The range of documents, both chronological and geographical, fosters an appreciation for the variety of ways the plague affected European as well as Islamic society. The discussions of new trends in interpreting and examining the plague effectively convey to students a sense of the dynamism of the discipline of history. The translations are extremely clear, and the notes provided quite useful, both for the novice and the more advanced student.”
— Erin Jordan, University of Northern Colorado
“This is an excellent collection of sources. The selected texts are well chosen, often otherwise unavailable, comprehensive in the views they present, and long enough to be very useful. The inclusion of sources from throughout Europe and the Middle East is excellent and fills a gap.”
— Richard Gyug, Fordham University

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