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    Coping with plagues in Renaissance Italy

    Henderson, John (2013) Coping with plagues in Renaissance Italy. In: Clark, L. and Rawcliffe, C. (eds.) Society in an Age of Plague. The Fifteenth Century 12. Woodbridge, Suffollk, UK: Boydell and Brewer. ISBN 9781843838753.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Described as "a golden age of pathogens", the long fifteenth century was notable for a series of international, national and regional epidemics that had a profound effect upon the fabric of society. The impact of pestilence upon the literary, religious, social and political life of men, women and children throughout Europe and beyond continues to excite lively debate among historians, as the ten papers presented in this volume confirm. They deal with the response of urban communities in England, France and Italy to matters of public health, governance and welfare, as well as addressing the reactions of the medical profession to successive outbreaks of disease, and of individuals to the omnipresence of Death, while two, very different, essays examine the important, if sometimes controversial, contribution now being made by microbiologists to our understanding of the Black Death.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Medieval history
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 11:58
    Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8834

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