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Author Scott, Susan, 1953-

Title Biology of plagues : evidence from historical populations / Susan Scott and Christopher J. Duncan
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 420 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Epidemiological concepts -- 3. The biology of bubonic plague -- 4. The Great Pestilence -- 5. Case study: the plague at Penrith in 1597-98 -- 6. Pestilence and plague in the 16th century in England -- 7. Plagues in the 16th century in northern England: a metapopulation study -- 8. Plagues in London in the 17th century -- 9. Plagues in the provinces in the 17th century -- 10. Plague at Eyam in 1665-66: a case study -- 11. Continental Europe during the third age of plagues: a study of large-scale metapopulation dynamics -- 12. The plague at Marseilles, 1720-22: an outbreak of bubonic plague? -- 13. Conclusions
Summary Even today, the threat of unstoppable plague is ever-present. Historically, in Europe, the most devastating plagues were between the Black Death and the Great Plague of London. This fascinating book shows that these were not bubonic plague as previously thought, and provides food for thought for social and biological scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-409) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Black Death -- Europe.
Epidemics -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Epidemics -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
History, 16th Century.
History, 17th Century.
Plague -- history.
Form Electronic book
Author Duncan, C. J. (Christopher John)
LC no. 00063066
ISBN 0511015992 (electronic bk.)
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