Praise for the first edition:
To give a sense of immediacy and vividness to the long period in such a short space is a major achievement." -History
Huppert's book is a little masterpiece every teacher should welcome." -Renaissance Quarterly
A work of genuine social history, After the Black Death leads the reader into the real villages and cities of European society. For this second edition, George Huppert has added a new chapter on the incessant warfare of the age and thoroughly updated the bibliographical essay.
George Huppert is Professor of History at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is author of The Idea of Perfect History: Historical Erudition and Historical Philosophy in Renaissance France, Les Bourgeois Gentilhommes: An Essay on the Definition of Elites in Renaissance France, and Public Schools in Renaissance France, as well as numerous essays and articles on the social history of early modern Europe.
Preface to the Second Edition Preface 1. The Eternal Village 2. The Freedom of the City 3. The Urban Community 4. The Urban Elite 5. The Privileged Estates 6. The Evolution of Rural Society 7. Rebellion 8. On the Margins of the Community 9. Private Lives 10. Worldly Minds 11. War and Plunder 12. Conclusion Notes Bibliographical Essay Index