Degree Year

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

Advisor(s)

Ellen Wurtzel

Keywords

History, Plague, Biohistory, Black Death, Europe, Medieval, Epidemic, Epidemiology, Narrative, Narrative theory, Contagion, Catastrophe, Apocalypse, Time, Temporality, Bubonic plague, Pandemic, Disease

Abstract

Echo epidemics would sweep through Europe well into the eighteenth century, yet none would parallel the terror and drama particular to the Black Death (1348-1351), nor would they inflict as violent an injury upon paradigms of historical writing. This thesis explores and evaluates how the Black Death affected medieval historical narrative.

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