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The Black Death: An Intimate History
The Black Death An Intimate History
Author: John Hatcher
From a leading expert, an original and compelling account of the Black Death's devastation on a small English village during the fourteenth century. In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, world-renowned scholar John Hatcher re-creates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. By focusing on the experien...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780306815713
ISBN-10: 0306815710
Publication Date: 6/2/2008
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Hatcher would have done better to write yet another history of the plague, rather than attempting to turn his wealth of specialized information into a so-so quasi novel. He did not achieve immediacy or interest or even readability, only a rather flat presentation that dulled the facts and details that should have been interesting.
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Professor Hatcher is too much of an academic for this book to really seem novelized. However, he is very thorough and detailed about Medieval (14th century) life. Other than his rather long, convoluted sentence structure, it is not a hard read. I'm glad I read it.


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