ABOUT THIS BOOK
This ground-breaking book brings together scholars from the humanities and social and physical sciences to address the question of how recent work in the genetics, zoology, and epidemiology of plague's causative organism (Yersinia pestis) can allow a rethinking of the Black Death pandemic and its larger historical significance.
Monica H. Green (Arizona State University) specializes in the global history of health and medieval European history. She has published widely on medieval medicine. Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is associate professor of history, theatre, and medieval studies