Armies of Pestilence : The Impacts of Disease on History

By (author) Bray, R.S.

The influence that disease has had on history has often been hidden behind the more 'glorious' exploits of individuals and monarchs. In Armies of Pestilence R.S. Bray offers a fresh contribution to the impact that illnesses have had on world history. The periods discussed span from the Biblical accounts of epidemics, through the Justinian plague (what was that deadly disease that has kept scientists in contention right through to the present day?), to the miscalculated 1976 influenza epidemic from which the American government took a long time to recover. Dr. Bray covers the Plague (the scourge of medieval Europe), malaria, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus and cholera. The author offers a comprehensive evaluation of many other works, both scientific and historical, which provide a vast basis for research on this subject. His vigorous style and timely injections of humour make this an absorbing and accessible book.

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  • List of Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Early Civilisations
  • Rome Plague-Justinian's Plague (part one)
  • Plague-Justinian's Plague (part two)
  • Plague-Justinian's Plague (part three)
  • Plague- The Black Death (part one)
  • )
  • Plague- The Black Death (part two)
  • )
  • Plague- The Black Death (part three)
  • Plague- The Bombay Plague
  • Malaria (part one)
  • Malaria (part two)
  • Malaria (part three)
  • Yellow Fever
  • Smallpox (part one)
  • Smallpox (part two)
  • Smallpox (part three)
  • Typhus (part one)
  • Typhus (part two)
  • Cholera (part one)
  • Cholera (part two)
  • Cholera (part three)
  • Cholera (part four)
  • Influenza (part one)
  • Influenza (part two)
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Armies of Pestilence : The Impacts of Disease on History
著作者等 Bray, R.S.
書名別名 The Impacts of Disease on History
出版元 James Clarke & Co Ltd
刊行年月 2004.06.24
版表示 New ed
ページ数 276p
大きさ H234 x W156
ISBN 9780227172407
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス