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Great Famine: Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century

By: William Chester Jordan

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 058911

ISBN: 0691058911

Condition: 328 pages, 6 x 9, 3 maps, paperback, Princeton University Press


The horrors of the Great Famine (1315-1322), one of the severest catastrophes ever to strike northern Europe, lived on for centuries in the minds of Europeans who recalled tales of widespread hunger, class warfare, epidemic disease, frighteningly high mortality, and unspeakable crimes. Until now, no one has offered a perspective of what daily life was actually like throughout the entire region devastated by this crisis, nor has anyone probed far into its causes. Here, th... View more info