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Book Review- THE GREAT MORTALITY: An Intimate History of the Black Death, The most Devastating Plague of All Time

An Intimate History of the Black Death, The most Devastating Plague of All Time

It was a drama of courage, madness, sacrifice, cowardice and misery that brilliantly illuminates the darkest days of the humankind when an old world finished and a new world was begin. This is a real story of killer of a mid-14th century, which emerged from central Asia and relocated Western countries, i.e. into the cities of Mediterranean Europe. The era in which the fastest mode of transportation was a horse and less than five years the killer encompassed all of the Europe.

John Kelly designates in a compellingly the vivid moment-to-moment scenario, a infectious form of epidemic bacillus that swept out of Asia across the China and the Middle East to Europe, and killing one third to a half of the population of the world between 1347 and 1351, and it must have seriously observed as if the termination of the world had come due to this. Christendom, which had been confident about the destruction of the pagan Mongol kingdom, perceiving it as the Judgment of the God. It has been reacted with dread when the Genoese galley carried it closer to home. A fabricated but wish-fulfilling myths that were then realized as spread deliberately.

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