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Epidemics and Ideas Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence

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ISBN-10: 052155831X

ISBN-13: 9780521558310

Edition: 1995

Authors: Ranger, Paul A. Slack, Lyndal Roper

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This book examines the way in which epidemics have influenced ideas from the plague to AIDS of today. It shows how they have helped to shape theological & social thought, & how they have been interpreted in the intellectual context of their time.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

CRIS BEAM is a journalist who has written for several national magazines as well as for public radio. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Columbia and the New School. She lives in New York.Lyndal Roper is professor of history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Balliol College.

Introduction
Epidemic, ideas and classical Athenian society
Disease, dragons and saints: the management of epidemics in the Dark Ages
Epidemic disease in formal and popular thought in early Islamic Society
Plague and perceptions of the poor in early modern Italy
Dearth, dirt and fever epidemics: rewriting the history of British 'public health', 1780-1850
Epidemics and revolutions: cholera in nineteenth-century Europe
Hawaiian depopulation as a model for the Amerindian experience
Plague panic and epidemic politics in India, 1896-1914
Plagues of beasts and men
prophetic responses to epidemic in eastern and southern Africa
Syphilis in colonial East and Central Africa: the social construction of an epidemic
The early years of AIDS in the United Kingdom 1981-6: historical perspectives
Index