Communities and crisis Bologna during the Black Death

Wray, Shona Kelly

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  • Creator by Shona Kelly Wray
  • Format Books
  • Publication Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (312 p.)
  • ISBNs 1282401459, 9786612401459, 9047429788
  • OCLC ocn574049964


  • Based on testaments and notarial contracts, this examination of the Black Death of 1348 argues for social resilience in Bologna. The notarial record demonstrates that notaries, officials, medical practitioners, and clergy served the populace, while families remained intact and the populace resisted flight.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • English


  • List of tables, figures, and maps -- A note on currency, names, and titles -- Introduction -- The notarial evidence : testaments in the libri memoriali, demaniale, and the provvisori -- lluminating the dark century : notarial evidence on Bologna's civic life -- Social reactions of the populace during the Black Death -- Public persons during the Black Death -- Neighborhood activity during the Black Death -- The individual and the family -- Conclusion -- Map of Bologna -- Map of parishes of Bologna -- List of parishes for map of parishes of Bologna
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