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Title:
The great dying : the black death in Dublin
Author:
Kelly, Maria.
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Publication Information:
Stroud [England] : Tempus, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780752423388
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Book

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Summary

Between August and December 1348, 14,000 people died in Dublin from the plague, a rate of 100 a day. This horrendous disease was carried to its victims by rats, and once infected, those victims could die within 3 days. This is the only book to investigate the disease and its effects specifically in Dublin. Maria Kelly examines the fear, panic, and superstition surrounding the outbreak that many believed was a punishment from God for their sins.


Author Notes

Maria Kelly is a freelance writer and historian


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
1. In Search of the Black Deathp. 9
2. The Plague's Progressp. 56
3. Responses to the Plaguep. 93
4. Long-Term Effectsp. 142
5. After 1348p. 180
Abbreviationsp. 213
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 227
List of Illustrationsp. 245
Indexp. 249