9780300196344-0300196342-Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

ISBN-13: 9780300196344
ISBN-10: 0300196342
Edition: 1
Author: Henderson, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300196344
ISBN-10: 0300196342
Edition: 1
Author: Henderson, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages

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Acknowledged authors Henderson, John wrote Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City comprising 376 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300196342 and 9780300196344. Since then Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.74 or rent at the marketplace.

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A vivid recreation of how the governors and governed of early seventeenth-century Florence confronted, suffered, and survived a major epidemic of plague

Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. Here, John Henderson examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond traditional oppositions between rich and poor, this book provides a nuanced and more compassionate interpretation of government policies in practice, by recreating the very human reactions and survival strategies of families and individuals.

From the evocation of the overcrowded conditions in isolation hospitals to the splendor of religious processions, Henderson analyzes Florentine reactions within a wider European context to assess the effect of state policies on the city, street, and family. Writing in a vivid and approachable way, this book unearths the forgotten stories of doctors and administrators struggling to cope with the sick and dying, and of those who were left bereft and confused by the sudden loss of relatives.
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