As morbid a topic as this is, I find it fascinating.  Historians say that as many as 30-60% of Europe’s population may have been reduced during this time period. (Wikipedia). This book chronicles not only what happened during the actual plague, but what ordinary life was like before and after.  Theories are discussed as to how the Black Death was brought about, and what people believed back then was the cause. 

This was an interesting glimpse into the 14th century; illustrations are prominent throughout.  Quotes from other historians and observers from that time period are featured.

Although this book is listed as Juvenile/Teen, people interested in natural disasters/history of all ages may find it intriguing.

Review by: Angie

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