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Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence

Ann G. Carmichael

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ISBN 10: 0521268338 / ISBN 13: 9780521268332
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1986
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, library stamp and sticker on last two pages, blank page in end of book bent so there is a crease, quite long whitish or grayish line on back jacket, two marks on back jacket near spine, large amount of brownish spots on upper edge of book, otherwise in good condition, 23.5x16.0cm, 180pp, dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # a22487

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Title: Plague and the Poor in Renaissance Florence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: HRD

Book Condition:Good

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Originally published in 1986, this book uses Florentine death registers to show the changing character of plague from the first outbreak of the Black Death in 1348 to the mid-fifteenth century. Through an innovative study of this evidence, Professor Carmichael develops two related strands of analysis. First, she discusses the extent to which true plague epidemics may have occurred, by considering what other infectious diseases contributed significantly to outbreaks of 'pestilence'. She finds that there were many differences between the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century epidemics. She then shows how the differences in the plague reshaped the attitudes of Italian city-dwellers toward plague in the fifteenth century. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of the plague, Renaissance Italy and the history of medicine.

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Originally published in 1986, this book uses Florentine death registers to show the changing character of plague from the first outbreak of the Black Death in 1348 to the mid-fifteenth century. Through an innovative study of this evidence, Professor Carmichael finds that there were many differences between the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century epidemics.

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