Plagues in World History (Exploring World History)

Plagues in World History (Exploring World History)

By: John Aberth (author)Paperback

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Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes. Our ability to alter disease, even without modern medical treatments, is even more crucial lesson now that AIDS, swine flu, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide. The author's comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today.

About Author

John Aberth holds a PhD in medieval history from the University of Cambridge and is the author of numerous books on disease and the Middle Ages.

Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Plague Chapter 2: Smallpox Chapter 3: Tuberculosis Chapter 4: Cholera Chapter 5: Influenza Chapter 6: AIDS Conclusion Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742557062
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780742557062
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 0742557065

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