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Inhaltsangabe: A detailed history of two disasters that befell London, England: the Great Plague of 1665 in which it is estimated that at least 70,000 died, and the Great Fire of 1666, which destroyed four-fifths of the city.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-10-Both of these volumes are replete with pertinent details and written in a lively prose style that engages readers from the outset. The events are placed "in historical perspective" as promised in the introductory essays and societal reactions are vividly shown. Melchiore carefully traces the development of the Inquisition, a man-made disaster. In pointing out that tolerance is a "fairly new concept," she suggests that Inquisitionlike movements rise up where tolerance is limited, an appropriate observation for our own troubled times. The author graphically demonstrates the church's focus in the 15th century on purity of religious faith as well as political power. Gail B. Stewart's Life during the Spanish Inquisition (Lucent, 1997) covers similar material, but the sequencing, fluidity, and style make Melchiore's volume a better choice. In combining the Black Death and the Great Fire of London in one volume, Shields presents a horrific picture of 17th-century London. The clear, descriptive prose and black-and-white reproductions enable readers to almost see and smell the filth of the city and the chaos and congestion of the time. The accidental cause of the Great Fire attributed to the King's baker followed closely on the heels of the plague. The destruction is documented, as are the new plans for the city that incorporated ideas to prevent a similar disaster, and the suggestion that the fire helped rid the city of the rats that helped to spread disease. Both books make history come alive.
Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ
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Titel: The Great Plague and Fire of London (Great ...
Verlag: Chelsea House Publications
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3758074
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3671761
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications. Library Binding. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2706862231
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Pub (L). Library Binding. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0791063240I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90989021
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Some wear to cover. Library copy with standard marks and labels. Chipping and discoloration on page edges. Pages wavy. Binding strong, text and images clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000059994
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Ex-Library with all expected markings and inclusions. Has a moderate amount of shelf wear. Tight binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 141119046
Buchbeschreibung Chelsea House Publications, 2001. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0791063240
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807910632484.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807910632483.0