Explore the Ancient History room in the CBL for books on Medieval Europe.
Books on Life in Medieval Europe are located in 940.1.
940.1 BLA The Black Death (Plague)
940.1 CAS Castles
940.1 KNI Knights
940.1 WAR Weapons and Warfare
A trolley of CLOSED RESERVE books are available for use in the library to assist you in this assignment.
History Today The Christopher Brennan Library has an online subscription to History Today. Use the Passwords Libguide to access login details. The latest issue (not for loan) and past issues are available in print form in the library.
This LibGuide has been set up to assist in completing the Black Death assessment.
The Black Death Plague This weblink by Ducksters provides a brief reference point about the Black Death.
Black Death This weblink by History.com is a great place to start.
The Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe Ever History Today article describes how the Black Death killed 60 per cent of Europe's entire population.
BBC History: Black Death Resource by BBC which includes references to primary sources. Click on the tabs on the left to navigate the webpage.
Khan Academy - The Black Death Good resource from a non-profit educational site.
The Black Death, 1348 EyeWitness to History.com resource.
BBC Bitesize: The Black Death Material in this link is presented in 'bitesize' sections. Click on the links at the bottom to progress to the next section of content.
National Geographic: Plague Interesting look at the Plague throughout history.
Middle Ages The History Channel presents a summary of the Middle Ages.
Everyday life in the Middle Ages The BBC have produced this webpage of life in the middle ages. Follow the links to explore different aspects of medieval life.
Feudalism This weblink is the Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Feudal Society.
Historyextra This weblink is the official site of BBCHistory magazine. Information on the Middle Ages that you may not have known!
Location in The Christopher Brennan Library - CLASSICS Camus
Summary: 'On the morning of April 16, Dr. Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing'. It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, they too die in ever greater numbers. The authorities quarantine the town. Cut off, the terrified townspeople must face this horror alone. Some resign themselves to death or the whims of fate. Others seek someone to blame or dream of revenge. One is determined to escape. But a few, like stoic Dr. Rieux, stand together to fight the terror. A monstrous evil has entered their lives but they will never surrender to it. They will resist the plague.