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.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|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
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
8. The city of Rome
9. The Roman Campagna
11. Geographical contrasts and demographic variation