Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

by Robert Sallares

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Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy by Robert Sallares

Malaria and Rome is the first comprehensive book on the history of malaria in Roman Italy. Aimed at an interdisciplinary readership, it explores the evolution and ecology of malaria, its medical and demographic effects on human populations in antiquity, its social and economic effects, the human responses to it, and the human interpretations of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199248506
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2002
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Sallares is Research Fellow in Biomolecular Sciences, UMIST.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Types of malaria
3. Evolution and prehistory of malaria
4. The ecology of malaria in Italy
5. The demography of malaria
6. The Pontine Marshes
7. Tuscany
8. The city of Rome
9. The Roman Campagna
10. Apulia
11. Geographical contrasts and demographic variation

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