Norman F. Cantor – In the Wake of the Plague


Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how it made history, remain shrouded in a haze of myths.

Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative.

Author: Norman F. Cantor
Narrator: Bill Wallace
Duration: 6 hours 29 minutes
Released: 3 May 2009
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

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When buying this book, I imagined something akin to the work of Poe. A great surprise awaited, though! This book took a fascinating look at the plague from so many vantage points…political ramifications, climate changes of the era (guess they forgot to buy their carbon credits….), cultural effects. All things I’d never thought of before, and all thought provoking. A very interesting educating read.