The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Study

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CHAPTER 1

1. Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi, Kitab al-suluk li-maʾrifat duwal al-muluk (cited hereafter as Suluk), ed. Saʿid ʿAbd al-Fattah Ashur (Cairo: 1957–1973), 2:776.

2. K. N. Chaudhuri, Asia before Europe: Economy and Civilization of the Indian Ocean from the Rise of Islam to 1750 (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990), 100. For general studies of the plague in historical perspective, see John Norris, “East or West? The Geographic Origin of the Black Death,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 51 (1977): 1–24; Daniel Williman, ed., The Black Death: The Impact of the Fourteenth-Century Plague (Binghamton, N.Y.: State Univ. of New York Press, 1982); Philip Ziegler, The Black Death (New York: John Day, 1969); Colin Platt, King Death: The Black Death and Its Aftermath in Late Medieval England (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1996); Mark Ormand and Phillip Lindley, eds., The Black Death in England (Stamford, UK: Paul Watkins, 1995); Rosemary Hor rox, ed. and trans., The Black Death (Manchester and New York: Manchester Univ. Press, 1994); Norman Cantor, In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made (New York: Free Press, 2001).

3. Cantor, Wake of the Plague, 25.

4. Ibid.

5. For the medical aspects of the plague, see Chester David Rail, Plague Ecotoxicology: Including Historical Aspects of the Disease in the Americas and the Eastern Hemisphere (Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1985); Thomas Butler, Plague and Other Yersinia Infections (New York: Plenum, 1983); Graham Twigg, The Black Death: A Biological Reappraisal (London: Batsford Academic and Educational, 1984); Lawrence Conrad, “The Plague in the Early Medieval Near East” (PhD diss., Princeton University, 1981); K. L. Gage, “Plague,” in Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbiological Infections, ed. L. Colliers, A. Balows, M. Sussman, and W. J. Hausles, 3:885–903 (London: Edward Arnold Press, 1998); G. L. Campbell and D. T. Dennis, “Plague and Other Yersinia Infec-

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