Spread of the Black Death in Europe 1347 1350

Black Death Europe 1347

Historical Aside on the Black Death and Plague in the 20th Century The fascination with the Black Death, the catastrophic plague pandemic that swept through Europe in the mid-14th century, has not abated with the passage of time. Albert Camus' The Plague, published in 1947, is one example, in a modern context. In the many accounts of the Black Death over the centuries, whether factual or romanticised, a vision has been conjured up of horrific carnage, wild debauchery, unbelievable acts of...