Princeton University Library Catalog

The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history / J.N. Hays.

Author:
Hays, J. N., 1938- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Εdition:
Rev. ed.
Description:
xii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"J. N. Hays chronicles perceptions and responses to plague and pestilence over two thousand years of western history. Disease is framed as a multidimensional construct, situated at the intersection of history, politics, culture, and medicine, and rooted in mentalities and social relations as much as in biological conditions of pathology. This revised edition of The Burdens of Disease also studies the victims of epidemics, paying close attention to the relationships among poverty, power, and disease."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. The Western Inheritance: Greek and Roman Ideas about Disease -- 2. Medieval Diseases and Responses -- 3. The Great Plague Pandemic -- 4. New Diseases and Transatlantic Exchanges -- 5. Continuity and Change: Magic, Religion, Medicine, and Science, 500-1700 -- 6. Disease and the Enlightenment -- 7. Cholera and Sanitation -- 8. Tuberculosis and Poverty -- 9. Disease, Medicine, and Western Imperialism -- 10. The Scientific View of Disease and the Triumph of Professional Medicine -- 11. The Apparent End of Epidemics -- 12. Disease and Power.
Subject(s):
EpidemicsHistory [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780813546124 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0813546125 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780813546131 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0813546133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008051487
OCLC:
276668858
Other standard number:
  • 40017311762
RCP:
C - S