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New Light on the Black Death - 
      Mike Baillie

New Light on the Black Death

The Cosmic Connection

Over the years doubts have been expressed about the accepted view that the Black Death was caused by bubonic plague. By looking at the evidence of tree-rings and ice cores, the author has identified a series of natural catastrophes at the beginning of the fourteenth century, caused by meteor strikes. Les mer
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Over the years doubts have been expressed about the accepted view that the Black Death was caused by bubonic plague. By looking at the evidence of tree-rings and ice cores, the author has identified a series of natural catastrophes at the beginning of the fourteenth century, caused by meteor strikes.
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Forlag: The History Press Ltd
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780752435985
Format: 24 x 17 cm
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Preface7(2)
Introduction9(106)




1 How tree-ring research highlights the fourteenth century

15(12)




2 The global picture

27(14)




3 The radiocarbon story

41(10)




4 The Americas

51(8)




5 Descriptive myth

59(10)




6 Descriptive metaphor

69(12)




7 Earthquakes and other issues

81(12)




8 More on earthquakes

93(12)




9 Back to the tree rings

105(10)
10 Changing gear115(12)
11 The Lewis chapter127(8)
12 The 1290's set the tone135(8)
13 Fourteenth-century ice and other records143(6)
14 The plague decade149(4)
15 Comet frequencies153(8)
16 Further elaboration on ammonium161(12)
17 Rounding out the story173(8)
18 Toads and snakes and dragons181(4)
19 Drawing together the strands185(14)
Postscript199(4)
Appendices203(6)
Endnotes209(12)
Index221
Professor of Dendrochronology at Queen's University, Belfast, Mike Baillie is the author (with Patrick McCafferty) of an equally original study The Celtic Gods: Comets in Irish Mythology (Tempus 2005).