History | The Black Death
H213 | 0396 | Carmichael


This is a lecture course on the history of the plague, concentrating
on the experience and reactions of Europeans, from 1348 to 1722. One
segment of the course also examines plague in a modern, global
setting. The course is at an introductory level, and focuses on
cultural issues surrounding death and dying, and human responses to
disster.

Required texts: Horrox (ed.), "The Black Death;" Sobel, "Galileo's
Daughter"; and Naphy and Spicer (eds.), "The Black Death"