Description : Explores the history of the Bubonic Plague, how it spread, key players and happenings during the black death, and the event's effects on society up through modern times.
Description : Throughout history plague has been the cause of many major catastrophes. It was responsible for the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of London in 1665, and for devastating epidemics much earlier and much later, in the Mediterranean in the sixth century, and in China and India between the 1890s and 1920s. Today, it has become a metaphor for other epidemic disasters which appear to threaten us, but plague itself has never been eradicated. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul Slack explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, looking at the ways in which it has been interpreted, and the powerful images it has left behind in art and literature. Examining what plague meant for those who suffered from it, and how governments began to fight against it, he demonstrates the impact plague has had on modern notions of public health and how it has shaped our history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Description : Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, this volume provides descriptions of more than 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak.
Description : How the black rat introduced the bubonic plague into Britain, and the subsequent effects on social and economic life.
Description : With the 16th and 17th Century outbreaks of the Plague, came the arrests and executions of many hospital workers who were accused of conspiring to spread the disease. "Plagues, Poisons and Potions" contains a detailed study of this fascinating phenomenon associated with the Plague. It examines the courts and the part played by torture, as well as considering the socio-economic conditions of the workers, highlighting an early modern form of 'class warfare'.
Description : Offers a narrative history of the Great Plague which struck England in 1665-66. This title is illustrated with over 80 contemporary images.
Description : When Henry Harper's father dies in the Great Plague of London in 1665, the rest of his family flees to the country while Henry, an apothecary's apprentice, stays behind to care for the body, only to be imprisoned in the house.
Description : Illustrates how death and incurable disease were considered a common part of medieval life and offers a history of the Black Death, or the plague, which killed millions of people in Europe.
Description : Examines the bacterial infection known as the plague, what causes it, how it is detected, prevention, treatment, whether it was responsible for the Black Death of Europe, and steps necessary to deal with it when used as a biological weapon.