An Urban History of The Plague : Socio-Economic, Political and Medical Impacts in a Scottish Community, 1500-1650 Hardback
Part of the Perspectives in Economic and Social History series
As a medical, economic, spiritual and demographic crisis, plague affected practically every aspect of an early modern community whether on a local, regional or national scale.
Its study therefore affords opportunities for the reassessment of many aspects of the pre-modern world. This book examines the incidence and effects of plague in an early modern Scottish community by analysing civic, medical and social responses to epidemics in the north-east port of Aberdeen, focusing on the period 1500-1650.
While Aberdeen's experience of plague was in many ways similar to that of other towns throughout Europe, certain idiosyncrasies in the city make it a particularly interesting case study, which challenges several assumptions about early modern mentalities.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 222 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/04/2018
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781138192829