9781107634367-1107634369-Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine)

Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine)

ISBN-13: 9781107634367
ISBN-10: 1107634369
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Carmichael, Ann G.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107634367
ISBN-10: 1107634369
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Carmichael, Ann G.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 198 pages

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Acknowledged authors Carmichael, Ann G. wrote Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) comprising 198 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107634369 and 9781107634367. Since then Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Originally published in 1986, this book uses Florentine death registers to show the changing character of plague from the first outbreak of the Black Death in 1348 to the mid-fifteenth century. Through an innovative study of this evidence, Professor Carmichael develops two related strands of analysis. First, she discusses the extent to which true plague epidemics may have occurred, by considering what other infectious diseases contributed significantly to outbreaks of 'pestilence'. She finds that there were many differences between the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century epidemics. She then shows how the differences in the plague reshaped the attitudes of Italian city-dwellers toward plague in the fifteenth century. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the plague, Renaissance Italy and the history of medicine.

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