Epidemics and Ideas: Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence, by Edited by Terence Ranger , Paul Slack
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- ISBN: 9780521558310 | 052155831X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/26/1996
From plague to AIDS, epidemics have been the most spectacular diseases to afflict human societies. This volume examines the way in which these great crises have influenced ideas, how they have helped to shape theological, political and social thought, and how they have been interpreted and understood in the intellectual context of their time.