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The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History

Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: History, European
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of The Black Death, then pay attention....

The Black Death was the first recorded pandemic in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. All across the continent, people learned just how gruesome and horrific disease could be as the plague crossed the boundaries of countries and the lines established by society, killing everyone equally. It showed that no one - not even archbishops and kings - was immune from its grasp. The ferocity with which the plague swept across the continent, even reaching the shores of England, demonstrated how unprepared they were for something on such a large scale. It was the first time that a major disease would strike the continent after the fall of the Roman Empire, but it would not be the last.

In The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History, you will discover topics such as:

  • The First Pandemics
  • The Black Death
  • The Unlikely Use of the Black Death
  • Rumors and Arrival
  • Perceptions Vs. the Reality
  • The Ultimate Equalizer
  • Stealing the Future - Princess Joan
  • Decline of the Catholic Church and the Rise of Mysticism
  • Art of the Black Death
  • The First Quarantine and Successful Containment
  • Beyond the Human Toll
  • Lasting Effects on Europe’s Future
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Black Death, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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Terrible. Written for fifth graders

This book is terrible. Redundant, lacking in insight, and tedious. Wikipedia has more info on the topic than this entire book.

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It is bad!

Simplified information and some flat out mistakes.
The author seems to be confused about the difference between viruses and bacteria.

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this was a good one

The writer holds its range in Asia and the Middle East which isn't frequently covered. Also, it has a vivid description of the sensitive and economic influence of the Black Death on people.

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Elucidating and educational for me

Well written, and very informative. It's missing some notes to clarify, but it is one of the best books I ever read of the Black Death.

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Very impressive looking at the history and impact of the plagues that destroyed the world. Recommended for those that are interested.

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Excellent

This book has a great flow and helps build the foundation for further investigation into the Black death.

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The plague!

This is history during medieval Europe yet many are still talking and devastated of how and why it happened. Reason why I pick up this book is to know more deeply about it. So far I can say that a great guide to have.

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Excellent

Easily absorbed informative style. Leaves one wishing for more detail of the diseases but is true to it's promise of hourly history.

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A must book

Overall great book!Very informative book. A must book to abate the recurrence of history. A lot of information I did not know.

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Good audio with High Impact

The book does a great job of emphasizing the black death and its impact on the world and how probably none of us will endure such an event in our lifetime.

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  • 04-05-19

A sad history

I had some trouble in relating major epidemic results to other important historical events of the time. Some struggle to relate to such other happenings would help to present more connection.

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  • roger
  • 04-05-19

Five Stars

it shows a side of the human kinds that surface far too often and results in much distress. It is a story of the passion for, winning of power by man or institution that is often fatal!

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  • Tinsley
  • 04-05-19

detailed explanations

As someone who has been affected in health care my complete adult life, I liked learning more about the plague. Was refreshing to know that it may have been more than one disease process and not all created by Yersinia pestis.

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  • McJunkin
  • 04-05-19

A very informative Audiobook

It was perfect to see the statistics from that time era in the history of the world and how it all began. The Serfs had extra bargaining power, and of course Art, in all its forms

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  • George
  • 04-05-19

The Black Death A history

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has a never-ending desire and curiosity about events that helped shape the current society.

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  • Camila
  • 04-05-19

Good summary of the plague

I have read a lot about this subject and own several of the books that have been talked about. If you have learned a little or a lot about this topic this is a great book.

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  •  Christopher
  • 04-05-19

Inspirational

This is a quick but very enlightening book about a neglected disaster in human history. If you're involved in world history you'll appreciate this book.

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  • Global
  • 04-05-19

Didn't disappoint me

This book is very informative about the "Black Death". I'm a pediatrician and love to know regarding the history of specific, and this book didn't disappoint me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Thoroughly interesting book


Thoroughly interesting book about the plague as well as the causes and effects. I enjoyed this book very much!

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  • farrier
  • 04-04-19

5 stars


This was an interesting and informative read on the Black Death. You get more information than you would have learned in early classes of history.