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st comprehensive study yet published of the plain lives of a 'golden age'.f plague from the first outbreak of the Black Death in 1348 to the mid-fifteenth century. Through an innovative study of this evidence, Professor Carmichael develops two related strands of analysis. First, she discusses the extent to which true plague epidemics may have occurred, by considering what other infectious diseases contributed significantly to outbreaks of 'pestilence'. She finds that there were many differences between the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century epidemics. She then shRead more
- Important book by a major authority available for the first time in English
- Attractively illustrated
- A fascinating contribution to the history of everyday life, to 'history from below'
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- Date Published: August 1991
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521367851
- length: 420 pages
- dimensions: 248 x 191 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.77kg
- contains: 46 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface to the English edition
Part I. Daily Bread:
1. People of little wisdom and limited power
2. The attraction of Holland
3. Outside the community
4. Honest poverty
5. Paths upward
Part II. Popular Culture:
6. Women and girls
7. The natural life
9. Popular reading and the supply of news
Part III. People and Government:
10. The government
12. The community
13. The war
Part IV. Hell and Heaven:
14. Popular belief
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