Armies of Pestilence: The Impact of Disease on History Revised ed. [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 276 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 234x156x18 mm, kaal: 412 g, maps
  • Ilmumisaeg: 24-Jun-2004
  • Kirjastus: James Clarke & Co Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 022717240X
  • ISBN-13: 9780227172407
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 276 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 234x156x18 mm, kaal: 412 g, maps
  • Ilmumisaeg: 24-Jun-2004
  • Kirjastus: James Clarke & Co Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 022717240X
  • ISBN-13: 9780227172407
Teised raamatud teemal:
The influence that disease has had on history has often been hidden behind the more 'glorious' exploits of individuals and monarchs. In Armies of Pestilence R.S. Bray offers a fresh contribution to the impact that illnesses have had on world history. The periods discussed span from the Biblical accounts of epidemics, through the Justinian plague (what was that deadly disease that has kept scientists in contention right through to the present day'), to the miscalculated 1976 influenza epidemic from which the American government took a long time to recover. Dr. Bray covers the Plague (the scourge of medieval Europe), malaria, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus and cholera. The author offers a comprehensive evaluation of many other works, both scientific and historical, which provide a vast basis for research on this subject. His vigorous style and timely injections of humour make this an absorbing and accessible book.

The influence that disease has had on history has often been hidden behind the more 'glorious' exploits of individuals and monarchs. In Armies of Pestilence R.S. Bray offers a fresh contribution to the impact that illnesses have had on world history.
List of Maps
vii
Acknowledgements ix
Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Early Civilisations
1(10)
Rome
11(8)
Plague - Justinian's Plague (part 1)
19(9)
Plague - Justinian's Plague (part 2)
28(7)
Plague - Justinian's Plague (part 3)
35(13)
Plague - The Black Death (part 1)
48(9)
Plague - The Black Death (part 2)
57(11)
Plague - The Black Death (part 3)
68(13)
Plague - The Bombay Plague
81(8)
Malaria (part 1)
89(7)
Malaria (part 2)
96(5)
Malaria (part 3)
101(6)
Yellow Fever
107(7)
Smallpox (part 1)
114(9)
Smallpox (part 2)
123(6)
Smallpox (part 3)
129(6)
Typhus (part 1)
135(9)
Typhus (part 2)
144(10)
Cholera (part 1)
154(13)
Cholera (part 2)
167(7)
Cholera (part 3)
174(13)
Cholera (part 4)
187(6)
Influenza (part 1)
193(9)
Influenza (part 2)
202(6)
Conclusion 208(4)
Notes 212(11)
Bibliography 223(14)
Index 237


R.S. Bray took his BSc at the University of Adelaide and went on to gain two doctorates from the University of London. He has lectured around the world and published many scientific articles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biology, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Protozoologists and the British Society of Parasitology, and former Vice-President of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. His work with the Liberian Institute of the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine gained him the Award of Knight Great Band of the order of African Redemption.