A journal of the plague year

the diary of the Barcelona tanner Miquel Parets, 1651

Author: Miquel Parets,James S. Amelang

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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Rumors that plague had entered Barcelona's poorest quarter started circulating shortly after the New Year of 1651, but local officials hesitated to impose a full quarantine on the city. Within months the number of sick in the pesthouse had swelled to 4,000, and thousands more had fled the city. By the time the plague abated in September, at least 15,000 Barcelonans had died. This book is a translation of the 1651 journal of Miquel Parets, a Barcelona tanner who set out, like the protagonist of Camus' The Plague, "to state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence." His journal is rich with the details of life during the epidemic, including accounts of prisoners who escaped from jail by claiming they had the disease; of priests hearing confessions with a torch held between them and the sick to avoid contagion; and of people desperately seeking wetnurses for children after their mothers had died. Unlike other accounts, which depict local authorities as the bulwark of enlightened authority amid a sea of popular superstition, Parets accuses the local elite of negligence, selfishness, and abuse of authority during the contagion. His journal is notable both for its non-elite perspective and for its emotional quality--especially in the moving passage wherein the tanner recounts the death of his wife and three of their children. Amelang introduces the journal, illustrating the unique place of the work in the plague literature, and supplies notes and commentaries that clarify the historical context for the contemporary reader. Also included is a helpful appendix of excerpts from other popular plague texts.
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History of the Great Plague in London

A Journal of the Plague Year Being Observations Or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, As Well Publick As Private Which Happened in London During the Last Great Visitation In 1665

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781375545617

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 9583

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A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Readhowyouwant

ISBN: 9781425060084

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 7702

'A Journal of the Plague Year'' is a brilliant historical novel by Daniel Defoe written with journalistic precision. It is one man's chronicles of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London.
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Defoe's History of the Great Plague in London, a Journal of the Plague Year

Being Observations Or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences

Author: Daniel Defoe,Byron Satterlee Hurlbut

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104262419

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 9062

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Defoe's History of the Great Plague in London

A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103359417

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 952

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Oberst Hannes

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842406738


Page: 208

View: 8766

Dieses Buch ist Teil der "Edition Projekt Gutenberg-DE", welche mehr als 3.000 Klassiker der deutschsprachigen Literatur umfasst. Die Werke dieser Edition umfassen Romane, Erzählungen, Novellen, Dramen, Gedichte und Sachbücher in deutscher Sprache von über 1.200 Autoren. Neben den Standardwerken deutscher Literatur sind so viele zum Teil seit Jahren vergriffene Titel wieder erhältlich. Die Edition erscheint im zeitlosen, klassischen Design, das zum Sammeln einlädt. Der tredition Verlag bietet alle Werke der "Edition Gutenberg-DE" als Paperback, als Hardcover und auch als Großdruck-Ausgaben an.
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Joyce für Jedermann

eine Einführung in das Werk von James Joyce für den einfachen Leser

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518456088

Category: Reader-response criticism

Page: 382

View: 4837

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Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky,Malcolm Cross,CB Harvey

Publisher: Abaddon Books

ISBN: 1849976821

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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WHEN THE WORLD ENDED... The Cull swept the world in the early years of the twenty-first century, killing billions and ending civilisation. Only a fortunate few, blessed with the right blood type, were spared. In the chaos of the Afterblight, scientists, priests?even armed robbers?may become leaders, or heroes. Three incredible writers, including the bestselling author of the Shadows of the Apt series Adrian Tchaikovsky, lead us into the apocalypse. In Malcolm Cross?s Orbital Decay, the team in the International Space Station watch helplessly as the world is all but wiped out. Exiled from Earth by his blood-type, astronaut Alvin Burrows must solve the mystery of the ?Pandora? experiment, even as someone on the station takes to murdering the crew one by one... In C. B. Harvey?s Dead Kelly, fugitive and convict ?Dead? Kelly McGuire returns from hiding out in the Bush to the lawless city of Melbourne. McGuire has three jobs to do: to be revenged on his old gangmates, to confront some uncomfortable truths about his past, and?ultimately?to discover his own terrible destiny... In Adrian Tchaikovsky?s The Bloody Deluge, Katy Lewkowitz and her friend and old tutor Dr. Emil Weber, fleeing the depredations of the so-called New Teutonic Order, take refuge among the strangely anachronistic survivors at the monastery of Jasna G½ra in Western Poland. A battle of faith ensues, that could decide the future of humankind...
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A Journal of the Plague Year

Being Observations Or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, as Well Publick as Private, which Happened in London During the Last Great Visitation in 1665

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A


Category: London (England)

Page: 287

View: 8756

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Defoe’s Writings and Manliness

Contrary Men

Author: Mr Stephen H Gregg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 4981

Defoe's Writings and Manliness is a timely intervention in Defoe studies and in the study of masculinity in eighteenth-century literature more generally. Arguing that Defoe's writings insistently returned to the issues of manliness and its contrary, effeminacy, this book reveals how he drew upon a complex and diverse range of discourses through which masculinity was discussed in the period. It is for this reason that this book crosses over and moves between modern paradigms for the analysis of eighteenth-century masculinity to assess Defoe's men. A combination of Defoe's clarity of vision, a spirit of contrariness and a streak of moral didacticism resulted in an idiosyncratic and restless testing of the forces surrounding his period's ideas of manliness. Defoe's men are men, but they are never unproblematically so: they display a contrariness which indicates that a failure of manliness is never very far away.
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Das Leben, die Abenteuer und die Piratenzüge des berühmten Kapitän Singleton (Vollständige Ausgabe)

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075835476

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 149

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Das Leben und die Abenteuer des Seefahrers Bob sind ungewöhnlich und fesselnd. Als Kind reicher Eltern wird er von einer Diebin entführt, an eine Bettlerin weitergegeben und dann an eine Zigeunerin für 12 Shilling verkauft. Doch das Leben hat noch viel mehr für ihn geplant ... Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) war ein englischer Schriftsteller, der durch seinen Roman Robinson Crusoe weltberühmt wurde. Defoe gilt damit als einer der Begründer des englischen Romans."
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Denkwürdigkeiten eines englischen Edelmannes aus dem großen Kriege (Historischer Roman) - Vollständige Ausgabe

Die Geschichte eines mannes während des Dreißigjährigen Krieges, verfasst vom berühmten Autor zahlreicher Abenteuer-Romane

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075835492

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 4035

Dieser Roman handelt sowohl vom Krieg in Deutschland, als auch von dem unterschiedlichen Verhalten einzelner Städte und Staaten. Das Buch umfasst jedoch die Politik ganz Europas. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) war ein englischer Schriftsteller, der durch seinen Roman Robinson Crusoe weltberühmt wurde. Defoe gilt damit als einer der Begründer des englischen Romans.
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