Katie L. Hodges-Kluck is the program coordinator and research associate for the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she completed her PhD in medieval history in 2015. Her research focuses on the role of religion, myth, and memory in shaping medieval political ideologies and identities.

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Lessons from Medieval Responses to the Plague

by Katie L. Hodges-Kluck 03-19-2020

Miniature by Pierart dou Tielt illustrating the Tractatus quartus bu Gilles li Muisit (Tournai, c. 1353). The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death. via Wikimedia Commons

In some cities, mistrust was widespread. In others, people came together across religious lines.