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Plagues in world history

Author: John Aberth
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Exploring world history.
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Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe; temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present. John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease has had upon human history but also the many  Read more...
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Aberth, John, 1963-
Plagues in world history.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011
(DLC) 2010029028
(OCoLC)649701780
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Aberth
ISBN: 9781442207967 1442207965 1282922688 9781282922686
OCLC Number: 694787198
Description: 1 online resource (v, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: Plague; Chapter 2: Smallpox; Chapter 3: Tuberculosis; Chapter 4: Cholera; Chapter5: Influenza; Chapter 6: AIDS; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Exploring world history.
Responsibility: John Aberth.

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Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe; temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present. John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease has had upon human history but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes toward them. The author argues that the ability of humans to alter disease, even wi.

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Medieval historian Aberth presents interactions of humans and epidemics in case studies of six infectious diseases: plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. He chose these Read more...

 
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