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Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World

Rethinking the Black Death

Monica H. Green Carol Symes

359 pages
Amsterdam University Press

This ground-breaking book brings together scholars from the humanities and social and physical sciences to address the question of how recent work in the genetics, zoology, and epidemiology of plague's causative organism (Yersinia pestis) can allow a rethinking of the Black Death pandemic and its larger historical significance.

This book is available as Open Access.

Author Bio
Monica H. Green =============== Monica H. Green (Arizona State University) specializes in the global history of health and medieval European history. She has published widely on medieval medicine. Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is associate professor of history, theatre, and medieval studies Carol Symes =========== Carol Symes is Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar and Associate Professor of History and Medieval Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.