The Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and CultureBedford/St. Martin's #ad - Take a deep dive into understanding the black plague from all angles, from environmental to medical to religious as Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350 shares documents from multiple countries in order to create a complete picture of the impact of this sad event in history.
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An invaluable new reproduction of holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman.
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Plague Black Death & Pestilence in EuropeTempus #ad - Subsequent attacks of the disease, coming almost every decade, so limited the population that it was not until the 18th century that it managed to surpass the levels of the 1340s. Men, young and old succumbed to a painful, abscesses, women, drawn-out death as pustules, children, and boils erupted all over their bodies.
Plague Black Death & Pestilence in Europe #ad - For over 300 years, Europeans were stalked by death. Used book in Good Condition. The black death first hit Europe in 1347, ripping through towns, villages, and families. Used book in Good Condition. In the end, terrified, this mysterious disease that had terrorized, and killed millions, disappeared as inexplicably as it had appeared.
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The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century World Social ChangeRowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - Rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, the nation state, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, interstate warfare, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the “biological old regime.
He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies such as the conquest of the new world; the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; and the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world.
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Plagues in World History Exploring World HistoryRl #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Rowman Littlefield. Plagues in world history provides a concise, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, influenza, cholera, and Aids. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Our ability to alter disease, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, swine flu, even without modern medical treatments, is even more crucial lesson now that Aids, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide.
Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. John aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes. Penguin Books. The author's comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today.
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity The Norton History of ScienceW. W. Norton & Company #ad - The author's perceptiveness is, as usual, scalpel-sharp; his manner genially bedside; his erudition invigorating. Simon schama 24 pages of b/w illustrations Penguin Books. Rowman Littlefield. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Offering up a treasure trove of historical surprises along the way, this book "has instantly become the standard single-volume work in its field" The Lancet.
. Porter explores medicine's evolution against the backdrop of the wider religious, scientific, and political beliefs of the culture in which it develops, philosophical, covering ground from the diseases of the hunter-gatherers to today's threat of AIDS and ebola, from the clearly defined conviction of the Hippocratic oath to the muddy ethical dilemmas of modern-day medicine.
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Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History Oxford Landmark Science #ad - . Dorothy H. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Beginning with a dramatic account of the sars pandemic at the start of the 21st century, taking an up-to-date look at ancient plagues and epidemics, she takes us back in time to follow the interlinked history of microbes and man, and identifying key changes in the way humans have lived - such as our move from hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller -- which made us vulnerable to microbe attack.
Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia NervosaVintage #ad - Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. W w norton Company.
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