HI 345 Black Death


Kreis, Steven.  "Map of the Movement of the Black Death."  The History Guide: Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History. 2000, updated February 28, 2006. The History Guide. 3 June 2009. http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/bdmap.html.  (author's permission granted, June 3, 2009) 

Encyclopedias and dictionaries


  • Encyclopedia of the Black Death, Ref RC 172 .B98 2012
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Ref D 114 .D5
  • Medieval Italy: an Encyclopedia, Ref DG 443. M43
  • Medieval England: an Encyclopedia, Ref DA 129 .M43
  • Encyclopedia Judaica, Ref DS 102.8 .E496


  • Encyclopedia of Medical History,  Ref R 133.M34
  • Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues, Ref RA 652 .E535
  • Epidemics and Pandemics Ref RA 649 .H293         

Social Sciences

  • Encyclopedia of Population,  Ref HB 871 .E538 
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, Ref HC 15 .O94

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Primary Sources

On Reserve:

The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents. John Aberth
The Black Death The Black Death. Rosemary Horrox, ed. and trans.
The Black Death: A Chronicle of the Plague. Compiled from Contemporary Sources, Johannes Nohl, trans. C. H. Clarke

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