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
“... 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 imperialism up to the present day. SheldonWatts organises his book as a series of explicidy comparative chapters, which look at epidemic disease in a European and an extra-European context, the first chapter containing the very examination ...”