History | The Black Death
H213 | 11824 | 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 disaster.
Required texts: Horrox (ed.), "The Black Death"; Naphy and
Spicer, "Plague"; and Defoe, "A Journal of the Plague Year."