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Histories of post-mortem contagion : infectious corpses and contested burials

Author: Christos Lynteris; Nicholas H A Evans
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Medicine and biomedical sciences in modern history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited volume draws historians, anthropologists and archaeologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal. Why are burials so frequently at the center of disagreement, recrimination and protest during epidemics? Why are the human corpses produced in the course of infectious disease outbreaks seen as dangerous, not just to the living, but also to the continued existence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christos Lynteris; Nicholas H A Evans
ISBN: 9783319629292 3319629298
OCLC Number: 1015675027
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Challenge of the Epidemic Corpse, Christos Lynteris & Nicholas H A Evans.- 2. Failed Ritual? Medieval Papal Funerals and the Death of Clement VI (1352), Joelle Rollo-Koster.- 3. Fear and the Corpse: Cholera and Plague Riots Compared, Samuel Cohn.- 4.Bloeming-typhoidtein: Epidemic Jingoism and the Typhoid Corpse in South Africa, Jacob Steere-Williams.- 5. Suspicious Corpses: Body Dumping and Plague in Colonial Hong Kong, Christos Lynteris.- 6. Composing and Decomposing Bodies: Visualizing Death and Disease in an Era of Global War, Pestilence, and Famine, 1913-23, Michael Anton Budd.- 7. Shrouded Corpses, Walking Cadavers: The Shifting of "the Choleras" in Depictions of Southeastern Captivity, div>
Series Title: Medicine and biomedical sciences in modern history.
Responsibility: Christos Lynteris, Nicholas H. A. Evans, editors.

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This edited volume draws historians, anthropologists and archaeologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal.  Read more...

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