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Author McNeill, William Hardy, 1917-2016.

Title Plagues and peoples / William H. McNeill
Published New York : Anchor Books, 1989


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Description x, 340 pages ; 21 cm
Contents I. Man the Hunter -- II. Breakthrough to History -- III. Confluence of the Civilized Disease Pools of Eurasia: 500 B.C. to A.D. 1200 -- IV. The Impact of the Mongol Empire on Shifting Disease Balances, 1200-1500 -- V. Transoceanic Exchanges, 1500-1700 -- VI. The Ecological Impact of Medical Science and Organization Since 1700
Summary With the rise of newly emerging viruses like Ebola, HIV, Mad Cow Disease, and the like, historian William H. McNeill's landmark book on how infectious disease has impacted and even altered the course of human history is now more relevant than ever. Reissued with a new introduction and a chapter discussing the influence of AIDS on contemporary times, Plagues and Peoples explores the political, demographic, and psychological effects of disease on the human race over the entire sweep of human history, from prehistory to the present. This book offers a radical reinterpretation of world history as we know it
Analysis Civilization - History
Epidemics - History
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press, 1976
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-329) and index
Subject Civilization -- History.
Epidemics -- History.
LC no. 89027689
ISBN 0385121229