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1. The Black Death by Ziegler, Philip Publication: Harmondsworth, England Penguin, 1970 . 331 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | History and edition First published: London : Collins, 1969. | Review Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death claimed the lives of over one-third of the population of Europe. Having traced the course from Asia to the West, the author looks at the havoc it left in its wake. He includes chapters on the state of the period's medicine, the position of the church and the broader social and economic repercussions. A poignant tale, made all the more powerful for being told clearly, and without histrionics. (Kirkus UK) | Review The story of the Black Death - the great plague that swept over, and decimated, Europe in the fourteenth century - is one that, to a large extent, eludes the reader of English. The works of Mr. Coulton and of Cardinal Gasquet are outdated, and the sole authoritative general work has been G. Sticker's teutonically thorough and multivoluminar Die Pest - an opus which can be approached only when armed with adequate patience and more than adequate German. It is Mr. Ziegler's intention to provide a popular account. That he does not succeed is not due to any defect in scholarship or to any opacity of style, but rather to an inadequate perspective. Like most English writers on the Middle Ages, he tends to view England as the focal point of the medieval period; a view which, however satisfying to the British ego, is quite without foundation in fact. In this particular case, it has resulted in a predictable, though curious, imbalance of treatment. The course of the Black Death in France, Italy and Germany - the centers of medieval civilization, and therefore the countries in which the horrible plague most affected the direction of Western civilization - is dismissed almost summarily, while chapter after chapter is devoted to a detailed description of its progress through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The book therefore presents a distorted picture of the plague as a whole, and, while it may be useful to the British reader, it is only of peripheral interest to the American. (Kirkus Reviews) 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 940.1 Z] (1),
2. The road to hel : a study of the conception of the dead in Old Norse literature. by Ellis, Hilda Roderick Publication: Wesport [Conn.] Greenwood Press, 1943 . viii, 208 p. , Old accession number 11815 Availability: Items available: Main Library [839.6 E] (1),
3. A history of the black death in Ireland. by Kelly, Maria Publication: Stroud Tempus, 2001 . 160 p. 25 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [941.503 K] (1),
4. Galar y beirdd : marwnadau plant = Poet's grief : medieval Welsh elegies for children / edited and translated by Dafydd Johnston. by Johnston, Dafydd Publication: Cardiff Tafol, 1993 . 131 p. 22 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [891.661 J] (1),
5. La légende de la mort chez les Bretons Armoricains by Le Braz, Anatole Publication: Paris Éditions Alpina, 1958 . 314 p. 22 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [398.2 Le B] (1),
6. Christianizing death : the creation of a ritual process in early medieval Europe. by Paxton, Frederick S. Publication: London Cornell University Press, 1990 1996 Printing. . xiv, 229 p. 23 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [236.1 P] (1),
7. Death and burial in medieval England 1066-1550. by Daniell, Christopher Publication: London Routledge, 1997 . x, 242 p. 23 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [942.02 D] (1),
8. Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual by Huntington, Richard Publication: Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 1981 . xv , 230 p. , Publication/Distribution First published in 1979. ill Availability: Items available: Main Library [301.42 H] (1),
9. The Black Death transformed : disease and culture in early Renaissance Europe. by Cohn, Samuel K. Publication: Sevenoaks Arnold, 2003 . x, 318 p. 24 cm. Availability: Items available: Main Library [610.94 C] (1),
10. The Great transition : climate, disease and society in the late-medieval world by Campbell, Bruce M.S. Publication: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2016 . xxv, 463 pages : , "The 2013 Ellen McArthur lectures." 24 cm. Date: 2016 Availability: Items available: Main Library [940.1 C] (1),
11. The Sutton Hoo ship burial : reflections after thirty years by Bruce-Mitford, Rupert Leo Scott Publication: [York, England] [Published for the Centre for Medieval Studies by W. Sessions] 1979 . 40 p., [12] leaves of plates : , Ex libris John Bradley 22 cm. Date: 1979 Availability: Items available: Main Library [942.6 BM] (1),
12. Malairt beatha / Pádraig Tyers. by Tyers, Pádraig. Publication: Dún Chaoin : Inné Teo., 1992 . 196p. ; , Old accn.no.11714. 21cm. Date: 1992 Availability: Items available: Main Library [891.624 T] (1),
13. The death rituals of rural Greece by Danforth, Loring M. Publication: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1982 . ix, 169 p., [31] p. of plates : , Includes index. | Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30499. | Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. 24 cm. Date: 1982 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 393.094 D] (1),
14. The Black Death by Nohl, Johannes Publication: London, G. Allen & Unwin ltd. 1926 . 2 p. l., [7]-284 p., 1 l. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33566. 22 cm. Date: 1926 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 940.1 N] (1),