Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death : ARC - The Medieval Globe Books

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The plague organism (Yersinia pestis) killed an estimated 40% to 60% of all people when it spread rapidly through the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe in the fourteenth century: an event known as the Black Death. Previous research has shown, especially for Western Europe, how population losses then led to structural economic, political, and social changes. But why and how did the pandemic happen in the first place? When and where did it begin? How was it sustained? What was its full geographic extent? And when did it really end? [-][-]Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World is the first book to synthesize the new evidence and research methods that are providing fresh answers to these crucial questions. It was only in 2011, thanks to ancient DNA recovered from remains unearthed in London’s East Smithfield cemetery, that the full genome of the plague pathogen was identified. This single-celled organism, probably originated 3000-4000 years ago and has caused three pande

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Auteur
Monica H. Green
Uitgever
Arc Humanities Press
Taal
Engels
ISBN
9781942401018
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eBook
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eBook
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Volwassenen
Verschijningsdatum
3/23/2019
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