The story of Britain immediately before, during and after the greatest catastrophe in human history — the Black Death. Challenging widely-accepted theories about the plague’s spread and long-term effects, the book promises to be the definitive account of Britain during this pandemic.
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Born in 1978, Benedict Gummer took a Starred Double First in History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he was an exhibitioner and scholar. He lives and works in Ipswich and London, where he runs a corporate responsibility consultancy.Review:
"This remarkable, ambitious book by a new, young historian is positive about the new society that survived disaster" * The Times * "Benedict Gummer's highly impressive book charts the subsequent spread of the disease in meticulous and terrible detail" * Sunday Telegraph * "A rich, thoughtful and utterly riveting historical narrative... A treasure chest of detail" * Daily Telegraph * "A fearsomely ambitious book from an exciting new writer... A compelling and sobering picture of a world - peopled with kings, soldiers, bishops, peasants - that is both remote and familiar" -- Simon Russel Beale "The enormous value of Gummer's book, for all its apparent narrowness of focus, is that it concentrates attention on the plague as an episode in the Hundred Years War and the new mercantilism that was opening up northern seas and nations to world trade - (a) fine book" * Herald *
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Descripción Bodley Head, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110224077678
Descripción Vintage, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 528 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.81 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0224077678