Encyclopedia of the Black Death, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 31, 2012 - History - 429 pages
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Encyclopedia of the Black Death is the first A–Z encyclopedia to cover the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors and effects in Europe and the Islamic world from 1347–1770. It also bookends the period with entries on Biblical plagues and the Plague of Justinian, as well as modern-era material regarding related topics, such as the work of Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, the Third Plague Pandemic of the mid-1800s, and plague in the United States.

Unlike previous encyclopedic works about this subject that deal broadly with infectious disease and its social or historical contexts, including the author's own, this interdisciplinary work synthesizes much of the research on the plague and related medical history published in the last decade in accessible, compellingly written entries. Controversial subject areas such as whether "plague" was bubonic plague and the geographic source of plague are treated in a balanced and unbiased manner.

  

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Contents

Abandonment
1
AIDS and Plague
2
alAsqalani Ibn Hajar 13721449
3
Alchemy
4
Allah
5
Almanacs
6
alManbiji Muhammad d 1383
7
alMaqrizi Muhammad alMakrizi 136341442
8
Jonson Ben 15721637
198
Kircher Athanasius 16021680
201
Koch Robert 18431910
202
Labourers Ordinance and Statute of
205
Vernacular and Latin
206
Lazarettos and Pest Houses
208
Lazarus
210
Leechbooks
211

Amulets Talismans and Magic
9
Anatomy and Dissection
10
Animals
12
Anticlericalism
14
Apocalypse and Apocalypticism
16
Apothecaries
17
ArabicPersian Medicine and Practitioners
19
Armenian Bole
21
Arrows
22
Ars moriendi The Art of Dying
23
Art Effects of Plague on
24
Articella
27
Athens Plague of
28
Avicenna Abu Ali alHusayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina 9801037
29
Barcelona Spain
31
Bells
32
Bertrand JeanBaptiste 16701752
33
Bible
34
Biblical Plagues
36
Bills of Health
37
Bills of Mortality
38
Bimaristans also Maristans
40
Bishops and Popes
41
Black Death 13471352
42
Debate over the Medical Nature of
46
Origins and Early Spread
48
Black Death Plague and Pestilence Terms
52
Boccaccio Giovanni 13131375
53
Books of Hours
54
Borromeo Federigo 15641631
55
Borromeo St Charles San Carlo 15381484
56
Broadsheets Broadsides and Pamphlets
57
Bubonic Plague
59
Bubonic Plague in North America
61
Bullein William d 1576
63
Caffa Kaffa Feodosiya Ukraine
65
Canutus Kanutus Plague Tract
67
Cellites and Alexians
69
Charlatans and Quacks
70
Chauliac Guy de Guido de Cauliaco c 13001367
71
Children
72
China
74
Chinese Traditional Medicine
75
Christ
77
Chronicles and Annals
79
Churches Plague
80
Ciompi Revolt
81
Clothing
82
Compendium of Paris
84
Consilia and Plague Tracts
85
ConstantinopleIstanbul
87
Contagion Theory
88
Cordons Sanitaires
90
Corpse Carriers
92
Corpses
94
Couvin Simon de Symon de Covino c 13201367
95
Dancing Mania
99
Death Depictions of
101
Defoe Daniel 16601731
103
Dekker Thomas 1570?1632
104
De Mertens Charles 17371788
105
The Islamic World
106
Europe 13471400
108
Europe 14001500
110
Europe 15001722
111
Demography
113
Demons Satan and the Devil
115
Diagnosing Plague
116
Dietary Regimens
118
Disinfection and Fumigation
120
DNA and the Second Plague Pandemic
122
Doors
123
Dublin Ireland
125
Earthquakes
127
Empirics
130
Theories
131
Epidemic and Pandemic
134
Ex voto
135
Eyam England 1666
137
Famine
139
Fernel Jean c 14971558
140
Ficino Marsiglio 14331499
142
Flagellants
143
Fleas
145
Flight
146
Florence Italy
148
Fracastoro Girolamo 14781553
149
Friars Mendicants
150
Funerals Catholic
152
Funerals Muslim
154
Galen and Galenism 129 CEc 216
157
Gentile da Foligno c 12751348
159
Germ Theory
160
God the Father
162
Gold
163
Graunt John 16201674
165
Gregory the Great Pope r 590604
166
Grindal Edmund 15191583
167
Guilds
168
Health Boards Magistracies and Commissions
171
Heaven and Hell
173
Henry VIII King of England 14911547 r 15091547
174
Hodges Nathaniel 16291688
175
Hospitals
176
Humoral Theory
178
Hundred Years War 13371453
179
I promessi sposi 1827
181
Ibn Battuta Abu Abdullah 13041368
182
Ibn Khatimah Abu Jafar Ahmed 1323?1369
183
Individualism and Individual Liberties
184
Ingrassia Giovanni Filippo Gianfilippo 15101580
185
Islam and Medicine
186
Islamic Civil Responses
187
Islamic Religious Responses
188
Islip Simon d 1366
189
Issyk Kul Kyrgystan
190
Jacquerie
191
Jewish Treasure Hoards
192
Jews
193
Jinn
196
Job
197
Li Muisis Gilles Le Muisit 1271721353
212
Little Ice Age
213
Lollards
214
London England
215
London Great Plague of 16651666
217
Londons East Smithfield Plague Cemetery
218
Lydgate John c 13701450
219
Malthusianism
221
Marseille France
222
Mass Graves and Plague Cemeteries
223
Mead Richard 16731754
226
Medical Education 13001500 Medieval Europe
227
Medical Education 15001700 Early Modern Europe
228
Medical Humanism
230
Merchants
231
Mercuriale Girolamo 15301606
233
Metaphors for Plague
234
Miasma Theory
235
Milan Italy
236
Mongols
237
Monks Nuns and Monasteries
239
Moral Legislation
240
Morality Literature Christian
241
Morbidity Mortality and Virulence
243
Moscow Russia
245
Muhammad the Prophet 570632
246
Naples Italy
249
NarwhalUnicorn Horn Powder
250
Nashe Thomas 15671601
251
Notaries
253
Nurses
254
Paracelsus 14931541 and Paracelsianism
257
Parets Miquel 16101661
258
Paris France
259
Parish
260
Pasteur Louis 18221895
261
Pastors Preachers and Ministers
262
Peasants
264
Peasants Revolt English
266
Pepys Samuel 16331703
267
Petrarch Francesco 13041374
268
Physicians
269
Physicians Court
271
Physicians Town
272
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage
273
Plague in Europe 13601500
274
Plague in Europe 15001725
276
Plague Memorials
279
Plague Orders and National Authorities
280
Plague Saints
281
Plague Stone
282
Pneumonic Plague
283
Poetry European
284
Poetry Islamic
285
Poisoning and Plague Spreading
286
Poverty and Plague
287
Prayer and Fasting
289
Priests
291
Printing
293
Prisoners
294
Processions
295
Prophylaxes
296
Prostitutes
297
Public Health
298
Public Sanitation
300
Purgatives
302
Purgatory
303
Quarantine
305
Rats and Other Plague Carriers
307
Reformation and Protestantism
308
Remedies External
310
Remedies Internal
311
Repopulation
312
Rome Italy
314
St Januarius San Gennaro d c 305
317
St Roche
318
St Sebastian
319
Scientific Revolution
320
Searchers
321
Septicemic Plague
322
Servants Household
323
Shakespeare William 15641616
324
Shutting In
325
Signs of Plague
327
Simond PaulLouis 18581947
328
Sin
329
Social Construction of Disease
330
Sumptuary Laws
332
SurgeonsBarbers
333
Sydenham Thomas 16251689
334
Syrups and Electuaries
335
Taun
337
Tears against the Plague
338
Theriac and Mithridatum
339
Third Plague Pandemic
340
Thirty Years War 16181648
341
Three Living Meet Three Dead
342
Toads
343
Transi Tombs
344
Triumph of Death
345
Tumbrels
346
Urine and Uroscopy
347
Valesco de Tarenta d after 1426
349
Van Helmont Joan Baptista Johannes Jan 15791644
350
Venice Italy
351
Vesalius Andreas 15141564
352
Vienna Austria
353
Vinario Raimondo Chalmel de Magister Raimundus Chalmelli Chalin d after 1382
354
Virgin Soil Disease
356
Wands
359
Witches and Witchcraft
360
Wither George 15881667
361
Yeoman Farmers and Gentry
365
Yersin Alexandre 18631943
366
Yersinia pestis
367
Zodiac Man
369
Glossary
371
Bibliography
375
Index
405
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About the author (2012)

Joseph P. Byrne graduated with a PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2000 and since then has been employed by NIESR, where he is at present a Senior Research Officer. His research is mainly concerned with applied economics and he has forthcoming publications in Economic Modelling. In addition to balance sheets and financial structure, he has recently worked on consumption, investment, exchange rates and price determination.

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