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The Black Death by Philip Ziegler


The Black Death by Philip Ziegler

Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death killed at least one third of Europe's population. Philip Ziegler's classic account traces the course of the virulent epidemic through Europe and its dramatic effect on the lives of those whom it afflicted. First published nearly forty years ago, it remains definitive.'The clarity and restraint on every page produce a most potent cumulative effect.' Michael Foot

About the Author

Philip Ziegler was a diplomat before becoming an editorial director at the publishers William Collins. His many books include acclaimed biographies of Laurence Olivier, William IV, Lady Diana Cooper, Lord Mountbatten and Harold Wilson, as well as the classic history of the Black Death.

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Publication date

11th December 2008


Philip Ziegler

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Faber & Faber


312 pages


History of medicine
European history
Social & cultural history



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