War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

by M. R. Smallman-Raynor, A. D. Cliff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198233647

ISBN-13: 9780198233640

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Down the ages, war epidemics have decimated the fighting strength of armies, caused the suspension and cancellation of military operations, and have brought havoc to the civil populations of belligerent and non-belligerent states alike. This book examines the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association with past wars. It

Overview

Down the ages, war epidemics have decimated the fighting strength of armies, caused the suspension and cancellation of military operations, and have brought havoc to the civil populations of belligerent and non-belligerent states alike. This book examines the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association with past wars. It addresses an intrinsically geographical question: how are the spatial dynamics of epidemics influenced by military operations and the directives of war? The term historical geography in the title indicates the authors' primary concern with qualitative analyses of archival source materials over a 150-year time period from 1850, and this is combined with quantitative analyses less frequently associated with historical studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198233640
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
I: Ware and Disease
1. Wars and War Epidemics
2. Epidemics in Early Wars
II: Temporal Trends
3. Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, I: Civil Populations
4. Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, II: Military Populations
5. Motality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, III: Displace Populations
III: A Regional Pattern of War Epidemics
6. Tracking Epidemics
7. Pan America: Military Mobilization and Disease in the United States
8. Europe: Camp Epidemics
9. Asia and the Far East: Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
10. Africa: Soldiers, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and War
11. Oceania: War Epidemics in South Pacific Islands
12. Further Regional Studies
IV: Prospects
13. War and Disease: Recent Trends and Future Threats
Epilogue

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