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The impact of plague in Tudor and Stuart England

Author: Paul Slack
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a classic study of a disease which had a profound impact in Tudor and Stuart England. Plague was both a personal affliction and a social calamity, regularly decimating urban populations. Paul  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Slack
ISBN: 019820213X 9780198202134
OCLC Number: 21874503
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1985.
Description: xvi, 443 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Conventions; Part I. Perspectives: Disease and society; Attitudes and actions; Part II. The dimensions of the problem; The chronology of epidemics 1485-1665; The local context; The urban impact; Metropolitan crises; Counting the costs; Part III. The social response: Public authority and a policy for control; Controversy and compromise; Towns under stress; Police and people; The end of plague 1665-1722; Conclusion;Abbreviations; Notes; Index
Responsibility: Paul Slack.
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Paul Slack has written the definitive social history of Tudor and Stuart plague. * Times Higher Education Supplement * I have read this book with pleasure and admiration: pleasure in the rich and Read more...

 
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