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Black Death discussion planned at Niles library

Published 9:14am Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A presentation about the Black Death will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Niles District Library.

The Black Death (1347-1351) was the greatest natural disaster in European history, killing nearly half the population according to the most recent estimates. What exactly was the disease? How did it spread so fast? What was the experience of the people who lived through it? This presentation, based on the most current research, will cover all these topics and more.

Dr. Glenn Sunshine is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. His teaching interests encompass the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, as well as the history of plagues, church history, economic history, and military history. His current research is on the development of worldviews from the Roman Empire to the postmodern era.

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