A compelling read about what was the worst pandemic in recorded human history; I felt that The Great Mortality put our current situation into a greater perspective, one that makes me appreciate the advancements in sanitation and medicine that have happened since 1347. 

What I found most fascinating is that despite humanity’s technological advancements, people responded to the Black Death in parallel ways that people are responding to COVID-19.  From protests and scapegoats to those who felt they wouldn’t be affected, to those who were scared out of their minds, it’s pretty amazing to consider that human behavior hasn’t evolved, even if we think we are more evolved in 2020.  

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an insightful read about the Black Plague and its many aspects.