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Disease and History

By: Cartwright; Bidd.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02290

ISBN: 075092506X

Condition: Very Good


This fascinating and wide-ranging book explores the impact of disease on the processes of history. Drawing upon little-known evidence, the authors trace the influence of disease on the civilizations, the armies, and the leaders that dominate history. They demonstrate that even the most powerful individuals and societies can be and have been fatally weakened by disease. The soft covers shows signs of light shelf use with the corners slightly creased . View more info

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Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82

By: Fenn, Elizabeth A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Hill and Wang: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03068

ISBN: 0809078201

Condition: Very Good


Elizabeth Fenn, is the first historian to reveal how deeply 'Variola ( smallpox ) affected the outcome of the War of Independence, and why it caused a continental epidemic, affecting the lives of virtually everyone in North America from Florida to Alaska. The text block has a slight lean, but is overall a nice clean tight copy. View more info

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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire and the Birth of Europe

By: William Rosen

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Pimlico: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03058

ISBN: 1844137449

Condition: Very Good


In the middle of the sixth century, the world's smallest organism collided with the world's mightiest empire. With the death of twenty - five million people, the Roman empire was decimated. History's first pandemic marked the transition from antiquity to the medieval world. The text block has light spotting to its front edge and the spine has a lean, also the covers show light shelf-wear. View more info

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The Black Death

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bramley Books: 1998

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02509

ISBN: 185833831X

Condition: Very Good


A series of natural disasters in the furthest reaches of the Orient heralded what was, for the population of Europe, the most devastating period of Death and destruction in its history. Between the years 1347-1350 ,in England , a third of the population died and over one thousand villages were deserted never to be repopulated. This book tells the history of one of Europe's worst plague disasters. There is a small mark to the front edge of the text block. View more info