The First Wave Sweeps across Europe
Lecture no. 5 from the course: The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Explore how the plague traveled by sea across the Mediterranean, invading port cities and then radiating inward. To get a view of the unfolding devastation, study the events in Sicily, Mallorca, and Avignon, highlighting first-person accounts. Assess ways of measuring the plague’s impact and the difficulty of comprehending the scope of the disaster.