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Ancient Epidemics

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 9088 words.

This chapter begins with human and animal sacrifices to appease the gods during pestilence, but shows that such acts were extremely rare and, when they occurred, quickly disappeared or...

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Black Death Persecution and Abandonment

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 10683 words.

This chapter begins with the Black Death’s well-studied social toxins—the flagellant movement and the burning of Jews. It shows them not as the near-universal consequences of the plague, as...

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Cholera on the Continent and in America

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 12627 words.

While describing the peculiarities of cholera myths and riots from Asiatic Russia to Quebec, 1831–7, this chapter emphasizes the remarkable similarities across national and linguistic...

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Cholera Protest over Time

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 17078 words.

This chapter traces variations in violent reactions spurred by cholera in Spain, Portuguese territories, Venezuela, Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, the Middle East, Tunisia, Egypt, and...

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Cholera Violence

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 13977 words.

With comparative forays into Spain and Russia, this chapter concentrates on Italy and the historical trajectory of cholera disturbances from 1837 to its last major cholera wave in 1910–11....

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Cholera’s First European Tour

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 8919 words.

This chapter discovers seventy-two cholera riots in the British Isles during the first thirteen-month cholera wave to strike the region in 1831–2. These show a variety of concerns with one...

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Conclusion

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 4031 words.

The conclusion summarizes the findings of the book’s investigation of the hypothesis that epidemics which were mysterious and without known cures were the most likely to provoke hatred,...

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Douglas, Marjory Stoneman

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1340 words.

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman (07 April 1890–14 May 1998), author and environmentalist, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Florence Lillian Trefethen Stoneman, who went by the...

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Epidemics

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 656 pages.

This book challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics. From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked...

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Epidemics in Antiquity

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr..

in Epidemics

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History. 12555 words.

This chapter refutes present claims that epidemics in antiquity led to blame of the ‘other’. By assembling contemporary descriptions, explanations, and consequences of ancient epidemics,...

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