After the plague

Simon R. Doubleday

DVD - 2022

Expand on--and even challenge--what you've learned about the Black Death and the medieval period with After the Plague, a 24-lecture course on the impact of the bubonic plague across the continent. With expert Simon Doubleday, professor of history at Hofstra University, explore the trajectory and after-effects of one of the deadliest pandemics in world history.

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Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Chantilly, VA : The Great Courses [2022]
Item Description
"The Great courses, Topic: History ; Subtopic: Civilization & culture"--Cover.
"Course no. 8260"--Container and disc labels.
Originally produced in 2021.
24 lectures lasting approximately 26 minutes each.
Program content: ©2022.
Physical Description
4 videodiscs (628 min.) : sound, color. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Accompanying course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202).
Main Author
Simon R. Doubleday (presenter)
Corporate Author
Teaching Company (production company)
Other Authors
Derek Knight (film producer), Trisa Barnhill (film director), Roberto De Moraes
  • Disc 1.
  • Resilience: rethinking the Black Death ;
  • Medieval globalization and the Black Death ;
  • Death ships: the spread of plague in Europe ;
  • Children, plague, and grief ;
  • Famine, flood, and earthquakes ;
  • Plague medicine: opium, gold, poison clouds
  • Disc 2.
  • Filth: how medieval cities fought the plague ;
  • Laughter and joy: Boccaccio's Decameron ;
  • Wives, widows, and witches ;
  • Justice in the age of Robin Hood ;
  • Into the sky: how plague changed faith ;
  • Astrology, apocalypse, and plague
  • Disc 3.
  • Travel and wanderlust: Sir John Mandeville ;
  • Plague in the Islamic world ;
  • Jewish experiences of the Black Death ;
  • Revolution in Rome: Cola di Rienzo ;
  • Uprising in France: the Jacquerie ;
  • England: the Black Death and economic change
  • Disc 4.
  • The peasants' revolt: England 1381 ;
  • The Arthurian Court of Richard II ;
  • Plague, heresy, and the questioning spirit ;
  • The passionate mystic: Margery Kempe ;
  • The Canterbury Tales and the specter of death ;
  • The plague and us: reaching across time.
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