There's been a fair bit of news over the last two months about studies into the Black Death, that epidemic of the 14th century (mainly between 1347 and 1353 AD). The good news is that the studies appear to add to our knowledge. The bad news is that they contradict each other.
First off, usually the Black Death is blamed on plague, Yersina pestis
, and more specfically, on one form of the illness that Yersina pestis
can cause, bubonic plague. It can also cause pneumonic plague (spread...