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Biology of plagues : evidence from historical populations

Author: Susan Scott; C J Duncan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the epidemics of the past with modern epidemiological and computer-modelling.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Scott; C J Duncan
ISBN: 0521801508 9780521801508 9780521017763 0521017769
OCLC Number: 44811929
Description: xiv, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Epidemiological concepts --
The biology of bubonic plague --
The Great Pestilence --
Case study : the plague at Penrith in 1597-98 --
Pestilence and plague in the 16th century in England --
Plagues in the 16th century in northern England : a metapopulation study --
Plagues in London in the 17th century --
Plagues in the provinces in the 17th century --
Plague at Eyam in 1665-66 : a case study --
Continental Europe during the third age of plagues : a study of large-scale metapopulation dynamics --
The plague at Marseilles, 1720-22 : an outbreak of bubonic plague? --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Susan Scott and Christopher J. Duncan.
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