In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a distinguished scholar's masterly synthesis of diverse materials, reveals that the Black Death can be considered the cornerstone of the transformation of Europe.
About the Author :
David V Herlihy has contributed to The Black Death and the Transformation of the West as an author.
David V. Herlihy is a historian and freelance writer. He has been interested in bicycle technology since his days as a member of the Harvard Cycling Club, and for the past decade he has researched extensively the invention and early development of the bicycle. His work has been featured on National Public Radio and Voice of America and in the "New York Times, "the "Boston Globe, ""Boston Magazine, "and "Historic Preservation. "In 1999 Herlihy received the McNair History Award from the Wheelmen, the preeminent American association of antique bicycle collectors. He lives in Hull, Massachusetts.
|Title:||The Black Death and the Transformation of the West||Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Author:||David V Herlihy, Jr Samuel K Cohn|
|No. of Pages:||128|
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