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Overview

The threat of unstoppable plagues, such as AIDS and Ebola, is always with us. In Europe, the most devastating plagues were those from the Black Death pandemic in the 1300s to the Great Plague of London in 1665. For the past 100 years it has been accepted that Yersinia pestis, the infective agent of bubonic plague, was responsible for these epidemics. This book combines modern concepts of epidemiology and molecular biology with computer-modeling. Applying these concepts to the analysis of historical epidemics, the authors show that they were not, in fact, outbreaks of bubonic plague. Biology of Plagues offers a completely new interdisciplinary interpretation of the plagues of Europe, and establishes them within a geographical, historical, and demographic framework. This fascinating detective work will be of interest to readers in the social and biological sciences, and lessons learned will underline the implications of historical plagues for modern-day epidemiology.
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"...compelling..." American Journal of Human Biology

"The book is well-illustrated with maps, graphs and other data in tabular form and ends with an extensive bibliography...This fascinating work is strongly recommended to all microbiolgists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and historians of these related disciplines." Immunological Investigations

"Biology of Plagues" is a fascinating read for those interested in the history of infectious disease and it is provocative and thought provoking." Lancet North American ED

"...compelling...Scott and Duncan offer evidence that will convince readers and provoke historians to test their conclusions through additional research. This is an outstanding and complex book that not only makes a significant contribution to many different scholarly fields, but it reads like a detective story and is difficult to put down...this work is a key reinterpretation that will influence future research and the teaching of European and world history." Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521017763
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2005
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Scott is a research worker in historical demography in the School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Liverpool.

Christopher J. Duncan is Emeritus Professor of Zoology also in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Conversion table for imperial to metric units
1 Introduction 1
2 Epidemiological concepts 21
3 The biology of bubonic plague 47
4 The Great Pestilence 81
5 Case study: the plague at Penrith in 1597-98 115
6 Pestilence and plague in the 16th century in England 149
7 Plagues in the 16th century in northern England: a metapopulation study 175
8 Plagues in London in the 17th century 192
9 Plagues in the provinces in the 17th century 225
10 Plague at Eyam in 1665-66: a case study 261
11 Continental Europe during the third age of plagues: a study of large-scale metapopulation dynamics 284
12 The plague at Marseilles, 1720-22: an outbreak of bubonic plague? 338
13 Conclusions 352
References 396
Index 410
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    Unbelievable!

    An unbelievable, well-balanced book that ties together history, biology, and epidemiology. The book gives even treatment to mathematical models and historical fact. The only downside is that it focuses heavily on France and England while writing briefly on Italy, Spain, Benelux, and ignores Germany altogether.

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