Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales offers a complex portrait of medieval Europe amid a pandemic. It hints at a world gripped by disease and mass trauma, but one also defined by human resilience, humor, and cultural vibrancy. In After the Plague, with expert Simon Doubleday, Professor of History at Hofstra University, dive into a world that is both like and unlike our own. Using firsthand accounts, famous literary texts, new scientific evidence, and cutting-edge historical interpretations, investigate the plague’s pathology, its path across the European continent, and how it affected everything from high politics to family life in the decades that followed.
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