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The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

Taught by a celebrated medievalist, go on an unforgettable excursion into the time period of the plague, its full human repercussions, and its transformative effects on European civilization.

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m********m
August 2, 2018
I keep coming back to this series for reference. I studied epidemiology. The primary sources for understanding the Black Death were not medical, as you might expect, but historical records. Prof Dorsey has made a clear and thorough reexamination of the primary sources, and has given us a much better vision of what happened then, and what might happen now. This is the best treatment of the subject I have studied, and I thank Prof Dorsey for heightening my understanding.

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k********m
July 27, 2018

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a********m
July 5, 2018
This was a fascinating look at an event whose consequences reverberate into today, but which so many of us know little about. The professor does an excellent job of describing how the Black Death profoundly affected society from the economy to religion to art and more. I especially loved the primary source material that was included, which really brought the horror of the the plague to life. Yes, it was repetitive at points, but this doesn't bother me since it helps me commit the information to memory.

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