An Urban History of The Plague : Socio-Economic, Political and Medical Impacts in a Scottish Community, 1500-1650, Hardback Book

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

Description

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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 222 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781138192829

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