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A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles

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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521022477

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  • A history of the bacterial disease of bubonic plague, and of the mortality, distress and panic fear that it caused in the British Isles from The Great Pestilence of 1348 to The Plague of London in 1665, with a brief account of its transient reappearances between 1900 and 1912. Professor Shrewsbury draws on his knowledge as a bacteriologist in describing the way in which the disease was transmitted from the rat, its natural host, to man and emphasizes that the Black Rat was solely responsible for its introduction to the British Isles, and for its spread from one place to another; he is thus able to identify genuine outbreaks of plague from those of other diseases. Among the consequences of the plague which Professor Shrewsbury discusses are its effect upon the growth of population, and on social and economic life, the harsh and useless regulations made in vain efforts to control it, and the collapse of law and order during its great outbursts.

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521022477
    • length: 680 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.933kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    Editorial note
    Introduction
    1. The rat and its relation to the history of plague
    2. The English setting for 'The Great Pestilence'
    3. Plague invades the British Isles
    4. 'The Great Pestilence' in Britain
    5. Plague and pestilence in the years 1350 to 1500
    6. The sixteenth century
    7. The first quarter of the seventeenth century
    8. The second quarter of the seventeenth century
    9. The second half of the seventeenth century
    Appendices
    Abbreviations
    References
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    J. F. D. Shrewsbury

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