How the Great Plague changed the world
The plague epidemic in the Middle Ages, and its aftermath, readily invites comparison with the coronavirus pandemic. In his fascinating account of the ‘Great Plague’, however, historian Volker Reinhardt also warns of the limitations of such comparisons.
A quantum leap in the development of medicine
Far-reaching social upheavals
Politics and religion put to the test
A zoom lens on hot spots and flashpoints
Basic pattern for dealing with an epidemic
The power of the plague – How the Great Plague changed the world – 1347 – 1353
Volker Reinhardt, Verlag C.H. Beck, Munich 2021. 256 pages with 25 illustrations and a map. Currently available in German.