The Black Death

This copy of The Black Death by Philip Ziegler is a HB with a DJ. It was published by Sutton Pub Ltd. in 1996. Condition: Very Good/Good--pages are crisp and clean and show no handling; binding tight; no markings; top corner of the front cover has been lightly bumped; DJ has a little rumpling along the top edge; there is a long scratch mark on the back of the DJ; the inside flap of the DJ has a crease.

An account of the history of the plague as it spread from Asia to Europe, reaching England in 1348. The text also looks at the state of medicine during the period, the position of the church, and broader social and economic repercussions of the time.

Philip Ziegler was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. A former member of the diplomatic service, he has written biographies of King William IV, Lord Melbourne, Lady Diana Cooper, Lord Mountbatten, King Edward VIII, Harold Wilson, and Osbert Sitwell. His most recent book is Legacy: Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes Trust and Rhodes Scholarships. He is at work on the official biography of Prime Minister Edward Heath. Mr. Ziegler lives with his wife in Kensington, London.

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