The best and worst books on bubonic plague

A Listmania! list by Lisa K. Schaffnit (Aberystwyth, Wales, UK)
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Plagues and People
1.  Plagues and People by William H. McNeill
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  "an introduction into the interaction between disease and populations"
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The Black Death (Manchester Medieval Sources)
2.  The Black Death (Manchester Medieval Sources) by Rosemary Horrox
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  "an excellent collection of translated primary sources from around Europe"
£14.53   Used & New from: £8.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History
3.  The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History by Ole J. Benedictow
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  "very good epidemiological study"
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The Black Death and the Transformation of the West (European History Series)
4.  The Black Death and the Transformation of the West (European History Series) by David Herlihy
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  "excellent!"
£15.63   Used & New from: £6.82
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Black Death
5.  The Black Death by Philip Ziegler
The list author says:
  "very good overview of epidemiology of plague"
£14.99   Used & New from: £6.18
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Black Death in England, 1348-1500
6.  The Black Death in England, 1348-1500 by Mark Ormrod
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  "a great collection of essays"
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The Black Death 1348 - 1350: A Brief History with Documents: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 - A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)
7.  The Black Death 1348 - 1350: A Brief History with Documents: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 - A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) by John Aberth
The list author says:
  "another decent collection of primary sources in translation"
£13.85   Used & New from: £6.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Black Death
8.  The Black Death by Sean Martin
The list author says:
  "a poor description with no bibliography or sources cited"
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King Death: The Black Death And Its Aftermath In Late-Medieval England
9.  King Death: The Black Death And Its Aftermath In Late-Medieval England by Colin Platt
The list author says:
  "a really great read: accurate information but not too technical for the amateur historian"
£26.15   Used & New from: £14.95
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The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century (The Middle Ages Series)
10.  The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century (The Middle Ages Series) by William J. Dohar
The list author says:
  "a fantastic little volume illustrating the workings of a diocese in crisis"
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A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles
11.  A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles by J. F. D. Shrewsbury
The list author says:
  "a thick tome, but wide-ranging information arranged chronologically.  details the history of the plague from 1348 to the Great Plague in 1665-6"
£64.85   Used & New from: £62.04

The Great Pestilence A D 1348 To 1349: Now Commonly Known As The Black Death
12.  The Great Pestilence A D 1348 To 1349: Now Commonly Known As The Black Death by Francis Gasquet
The list author says:
  "a quite old survey of the disease, but still very useful information about demographic change"
£17.73   Used & New from: £12.46

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