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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history —

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    Julie

    Jan 01, 2013

    rated it
    it was ok

    I really, really wanted to like this book.

    After all, it combined two of my nerdiest obsessions: Late Middle Ages history and Y. pestis, my favorite bacteria. (I’m a microbiology nerd- and besides, everyone should have a favorite bacteria.)

    Sadly, John Kelly tweaked too many of my pet peeves to make me truly enjoy this book.

    Allow me to list a few:

    “… Petrarch dined with the aristocratic Colonna, walked the beaches of Naples with the beautiful Queen Joanna, attended audiences with Clement VI- if

    After all, it combined two of my nerdiest obsessions: Late Middle Ages history and Y. pestis, my favorite bacteria. (I’m a microbiology nerd- and besides, everyone should have a favorite bacteria.)

    Sadly, John Kelly tweaked too many of my pet peeves to make me truly enjoy this book.

    Allow me to list a few:

    “… Petrarch dined with the aristocratic Colonna, walked the beaches of Naples with the beautiful Queen Joanna, attended audiences with Clement VI- if there had been a fourteenth century “People”, the fish-eyed poet would have been on the cover under the headline, “The Fabulous Francesco!” (pg 123)

    No- just- no.

    Also- he implied that the Templars should have known to be careful on the day they were nearly wiped out because it was Friday the 13th. Except that Friday the 13th was not mentioned as unlucky until, at the earliest, the 19th century.

    I can almost forgive the ridiculous and the unintentional anachronisms. Those can be the product of an over eager author and a limited knowledge of popular folklore. But I cannot forgive bad editing. The footnote on pg 153 states, “Life is rarely so heat”. That was not my typo- it was his. Surely he meant “Life is rarely so neat”, but that seems like something that should be caught during proofreading.

    The most damning of both the author and the editor, however, is when he tells us that Bristol “literally exploded”. No, sir, it did not. Bristol did not literally explode. It may have figuratively exploded, but I count on you, and certainly your editor, to understand the difference between something “literally” happening and something “figuratively” happening.

    I realize that these may seem like small complaints, but I have high expectations for a nonfiction book. I have a hard time with it because I went to this book to learn, and I have difficulty trusting an author’s research and expertise on a topic when he cannot bother to understand the meaning of the word “literally”.

    Over all I was pretty disappointed with this book.
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    Anna (Bobs Her Hair)

    If you LOVED Fifty Shades of Grey…

    this is not the book for you.

    I’m curious about the psychological, sociological, and economical impact the Black Death had on the affected countries. How did it invade their outlook on life, their culture, and how did it impact religion.

    K.

    Dec 05, 2007

    rated it
    it was amazing

    Shelves:
    favourites,
    disease

    I picked up this book because it seemed to coincide so naturally with both my scholastic pursuits and my personal interests. Nevertheless, I expected a textbook-neutral but overall in-depth account of the Black Death that swept across medieval Europe.

    I was more than pleasantly surprised. Though I was slightly annoyed at Kelly’s anthropomorphising of the disease itself and all the awful metaphors that come with it (the disease takes rest in towns, then goes to attack another “feeling refreshed”,

    I was more than pleasantly surprised. Though I was slightly annoyed at Kelly’s anthropomorphising of the disease itself and all the awful metaphors that come with it (the disease takes rest in towns, then goes to attack another “feeling refreshed”, it “follows people”, et cetera), this book is a highly accessible narrative non-fiction that I could not really put down until I read it cover to cover.

    Kelly’s comprehensive research shows through with the passion with which he accounts the lives and culture before, during, and after the pandemic passes through “from the China Sea to the sleepy fishing villages of Portugal”. Not only do we get a window into people’s lives in various countries before the pandemic, but we get vivid pictures of how the spreading sickness impacted lives and the “end of the world” paranoia that came with it, including a section detailing the anti-Semitic fervor that sprung across Europe as a response to a growing desperation felt throughout different countries. Kelly also discusses the science behind the disease, clearly illustrates probable and possible routes, and gives an idea of how its passing affected religion, science, medicine, industry, culture, and people’s general outlook after having survived the horrors of the pandemic. Also included was a glimpse into controversial theories about the plague, including contemporary arguments about what really caused the sickness and comparisons to later plague epidemics.

    Anyone wanting to learn about the Black Death and the world it terrorised over the span of a few years would do well to give this book a try.
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