Terence Ranger: Plagues, 4 February 1999
Show More The Black Death and the Transformation of the West by David Herlihy.
Harvard, 117 pp., £17.95, October 1997, 0 674 07613 3Show More
Plague, Pox and Pestilence edited by Kenneth Kiple.
Weidenfeld, 176 pp., £25, January 1997, 0 297 82254 3Show More
Epidemics and History: Disease, Power and Imperialism by Sheldon Watts.
Yale, 400 pp., £30, January 1997, 0 300 07015 2Show More
“... there was little development of agrarian technology and there were no anti-semitic pogroms.) Kenneth Kiple’s collection, a splendidly illustrated hemlock table or coffin-side book, begins with the transition to agriculture and sedentarism in societies throughout the world and carries on by way of medieval maladies and urbanism, war, trade and ...”