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Epidemics : hate and compassion from the plague of Athens to AIDS

Author: Samuel Cohn
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. investigates thousands of descriptions of epidemics reaching back before the fifth-century-BCE Plague of Athens to the 2014 Ebola outbreak to challenge the dominant hypothesis that epidemics invariably provoke hatred, blaming of the 'other', and victimising bearers of epidemic diseases.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Cohn
ISBN: 9780198819660 0198819668
OCLC Number: 1041127273
Description: viii, 643 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction: Hate, Politics, and CompassionPart One: Antiquity and the Middle Ages1: Epidemics in Antiquity: The Moral Universe and Natural Causes2: Ancient Epidemics: What the Oracles Had To Say3: Black Death Persecution and Abandonment4: Mechanisms for Unity: Saints and PlaguesPart Two: Early Modernity5: Syphilis: Naming and Blaming?6: Plague SpreadersPart Three: Modernity: Epidemics of Hate7: Cholera's First European Tour: The Story in the British Isles8: Cholera on the Continent and in America9: Cholera Violence: An Italian Story in Comparative Perspective10: Cholera: A Comparative History of Disturbance11: Smallpox Cruelty: The Case of North America12: Smallpox and Collective Violence13: Smallpox Violence in Victorian BritainPart IV: Modernity: Plagues of Politics14: Plague since 1894: India15: Plague Beyond India16: Myths of PlaguePart V: Modernity: Plagues of Compassion17: Yellow Fever: Stories from Philadelphia and Memphis18: Yellow Fever: The Broader Picture19: The Great Influenza: A Forgotten Pandemic?20: Quarantine and Blame21: A Pandemic of Compassion22: Comparative Vistas (I): The Great Influenza23: Comparative Vistas (II): Beyond the Battlefields24: Conclusion25: Epilogue. HIV/AIDS: An Epidemic of Hate, Compassion, and PoliticsBibliography and Appendix of Newspapers
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