The Plague Files: Crisis Management in Sixteenth-Century Seville [NOOK Book]

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"This urban microhistory boasts an impressive cast of characters from slave to city councilman, barber-surgeon to university-trained physician, innkeeper to apothecary, pauper to priest." ? Michele L. Clouse, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

"[This] book should appeal to scholars in a range of intersecting subfields of European history... [and] to general readers for its graceful style and amalgamation of serious scholarship with inspiring tales of societal response to extraordinary circumstances." ? Carla Rahn Phillips, The Journal of Modern

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The Plague Files: Crisis Management in Sixteenth-Century Seville

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Overview

"This urban microhistory boasts an impressive cast of characters from slave to city councilman, barber-surgeon to university-trained physician, innkeeper to apothecary, pauper to priest." — Michele L. Clouse, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

"[This] book should appeal to scholars in a range of intersecting subfields of European history... [and] to general readers for its graceful style and amalgamation of serious scholarship with inspiring tales of societal response to extraordinary circumstances." — Carla Rahn Phillips, The Journal of Modern History

"Reconstructing life in a major urban center during the late sixteenth century, Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook offer a lively, interesting, and detailed picture of Seville during a short span of multiple crises, from 1579 to 1582." — Kristy Wilson Bowers, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

In The Plague Files, Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook recount the travails of 1580s Seville, exposing the difficult lives of ordinary people and shedding light on the challenges municipal officials faced as they attempted to find solutions to the public health emergencies that threatened the city's residents. The Plague Files provides an indispensable resource for those studying early modern Spain.

Alexandra Parma Cook is an independent scholar, and Noble David Cook is a professor of history at Florida International University. The Cooks have worked together for more than thirty years and have coauthored several books, including Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy. They live in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807144398
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,111,265
  • File size: 4 MB

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Alexandra Parma Cook is an independent scholar, and Noble David Cook is a professor of history at Florida International University. The Cooks have worked together for more than thirty years and have coauthored several books, including Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy. They live in Coral Gables, Florida.

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