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In the Wake of the Plague: the Black Death and the World it Made
The plague that struck Europe in the middle of the 14th century, known as
the Black Death, wiped out nearly two-fifths of the continent’s population
in the span of only a few years. But according to a recent book by Norman
Cantor, "In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World it Made,"
the plague also forged a new world, one more individualistic and inclined to
doubt the old certainties. Think Tank talks to Prof. Cantor about the
Middle Ages and about how the plague changed the western world forever.
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professor emeritus of history, sociology and comparative literature at New York University, and author of
"In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made."
Originally Aired: 7/26/2001
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