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Contours of Death and Disease in Early Modern England

Contours of Death and Disease in Early Modern England

by Mary J. Dobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521404649

ISBN-13: 9780521404648

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a penetrating account of death and disease in early modern England. Using a wide range of sources for the southeast of England, the author highlights the tremendous variation in levels of mortality across geographical contours and across two centuries of time. She explores the epidemiological causes and consequences of these mortality variations,

Overview

This book provides a penetrating account of death and disease in early modern England. Using a wide range of sources for the southeast of England, the author highlights the tremendous variation in levels of mortality across geographical contours and across two centuries of time. She explores the epidemiological causes and consequences of these mortality variations, and offers the reader a fascinating insight into the way patients and practitioners perceived, understood and reacted to the multitude of fevers, poxes and plagues in past times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521404648
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #29
Pages:
670
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Landscapes of the Past: 1. Airs, waters and places; 2. Regional and local settings; Part II. Contours of Mortality: 3. Geographical patterns of mortality; 4. Geographical rhythms of mortality; Part III. Environments and Movements of Disease: 5. The spectrum of death, disease and medical care; 6. Marshlands, mosquitoes and malaria; 7. Crises, fevers and poxes; Part IV. Contours of Death: Contours of Health: 8. The epidemiological landscapes of the past; Bibliography.

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