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Plagues in World History PDF-Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe; temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present. John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease has had upon human history but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes toward them. The author argues that the ability of humans to alter disease, even without the modern wonders of antibiotic drugs and other medical treatments, is an even more crucial lesson to learn now that AIDS, swine flu, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide. Aberth’s comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today.

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John Aberth was born in New York City and grew up in Yonkers, N.Y., and (during the summer) in Roxbury, VT. He attended Hamilton College in New York for his B.A. in Creative Writing and also did a junior year abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he studied Medieval History. He received his M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Leeds in England and his Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge, England. He has taught full-time at Norwich University in Vermont, Skidmore College in New York, and at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and part-time at various colleges in Vermont, including Middlebury College, the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College, Castleton State College, and Champlain College. He is the author of seven books on Medieval History, mostly focusing on the Black Death of the late Middle Ages. He lives in Roxbury, VT with his wife, Laura, two cats, and six horses.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Reprint edition (December 14, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 0742557065
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0742557062
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.17 x 0.76 x 9.18 inches
  • Book Name :Plagues in World History PDF

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Amazing Customer “Well worth reading for anyone interested in history. Highly recommended. Coverage is topical, well related to current trends and issues with relevance to today’s decision making considerations. Topics provide useful and thought provoking insight into trends in history that might otherwise seem inexplicable without awareness of the subtle, pervasive and typically unacknowledged reactions to epidemic disease.”

C Silver “First, I read the Kindle edition so the actual book may be different. This book needs a very good editor with a several red pencils. My major gripe is there is no Table of Contents nor is there an Index. How do I know that is is the book without telling me what the contents are? The foot notes and bibliography are extensive and perhaps Mr. Aberth also listed the relevant book he read in 5th grade social studies. It reminds me of a students trying to impress me by listing a large bibliography of 150 works to show just how well read they are. There is no way of knowing what is in the book until you read the whole thing or thumb through to find something interesting. I know there is a chapter on Plague and Small Pox but because there is no Index or Table of Contents it is difficult to know what one should be looking for or what else is in the edition.

The book jump right into the Introduction and Mr. Aberth’s writing style is comprehensive, repetitive, and oh so dry. In the Kindle edition the Introduction is almost 250 pages long before Chapter 1. Introductions are to introduce the subject, not to drone on and on when the material should be covered by the respective disease chapters. As I said, sometimes the same information is repeated again within three pages. I am not quite sure the writing style is free association but with the help of a good editor this book could be paired down to an enjoyable read. As it stands now it is a little better read than the first five chapter of Robbins Text Book of Pathology.”

derrick “This book was a wonderful read for someone with a background in both history and biology. I was having a great time with the analysis the author was making in the introduction and the information I was receiving about each of the diseases. And it was great seeing how the different cultures responded to the diseases. This book was incredibly informative and even though it was “heavy reading” it was a joy to read, for the most part. The only thing that was a real drawback here was the bias that the author plainly showed when belittling the views of those who held a Biblical worldview when it came to disease. The author seems to sneer at the notion that any disease could come from the God of the Bible, but when speaking of the religious views of others, like those of the Islamic faith, there is no such condemning tone. The other religions are treated in a strictly academic manner, as is appropriate for a scientific and scholarly work. But for some reason the Judeo-Christian worldview is treated differently by the author, almost as if it was something that was ludicrous for any seriously thinking individual to hold to.
Thankfully that bias is not expressed in too many places in the book and it is a very informative read outside of that. I absolutely loved the introduction and the chapters on plague and smallpox. Good stuff.”


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