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Plague and the city

Author: Lukas Engelmann; John Henderson; Christos Lynteris
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: The body in the city
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plague and the City uncovers discourses of plague and anti-plague measures in the city during the medieval and early modern periods, and explores the connection between plague and urban environments including attempts by professional bodies to prevent or limit the outbreak of epidemic disease. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of the early modern city and plague more specifically"--
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Plague and the city.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018028399
(OCoLC)1042079911
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lukas Engelmann; John Henderson; Christos Lynteris
ISBN: 9780429450044 0429450044 9780429832499 0429832494 9780429832482 0429832486 9780429832505 0429832508
OCLC Number: 1066115448
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: the plague and the city in history / Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson and Christos Lynteris --
"Great stenches, horrible sights and deadly abominations": butchery and the battle against plague in late medieval English towns / Carole Rawcliffe --
Plague in early modern London: chronologies, localities, and environments / Vanessa Harding --
"Filth is the mother of corruption": plague and the built environment in early modern Florence / John Henderson --
Plague views: epidemics, photography, and the ruined city / Robert Peckham --
The disease map and the city: desire and imitation in the Bombay plague, 1896-1914 / Nicholas H.A. Evans --
"A source of sickness": photographic mapping of the plague in Honolulu in 1900 / Lukas Engelmann --
Public culture and the spectacle of epidemic disease in Rabat and Casablanca / Branwyn Poleykett.
Series Title: The body in the city
Responsibility: edited by Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson and Christos Lynteris.

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"Plague and the City uncovers discourses of plague and anti-plague measures in the city during the medieval and early modern periods, and explores the connection between plague and urban environments including attempts by professional bodies to prevent or limit the outbreak of epidemic disease. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of the early modern city and plague more specifically"--

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