The Black Death: A Survivor’s Account

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 03:00pm



Isabella Magni, Rutgers Department of Italian

The Black Death: A Survivor's Account. A Digital Edition of the Albizzi Memorial Book

Between 1340 and 1380, Pepo Albizzi kept a ledger and memorial book (Newberry VAULT oversize Case MS 27), recording business affairs, accounts of events, personal and family matters, including details of his three weddings, a list of his legitimate and illegitimate children, and a register of family members who died in the black death of 1348. One of the most powerful families of premodern Florence, the Albizzi were active members of the wool guild, most prosperous between 1200 and 1550.

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