A work of genuine social history, After the Black Death leads the listener into the villages and cities of European society. The book begins with an overview of family and community structure, social conflict, and religious beliefs. After describing the fundamental traits of both rural and urban society, it considers the elites, armed rebellion, poverty, criminality, sexual behavior, and marriage practices.
"This superb synthesis will surely stand out...anyone interested in the social life of the modern West will appreciate this beautifully written, soundly researched, and highly knowledgeable book." (
"To give a sense of immediacy and vividness to the long period in such a short space is a major achievement." ( History)
"Huppert's book is a little masterpiece every teacher should welcome." ( Renaissance Quarterly)
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