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Plagues and peoples, William H. McNeill

Label
Plagues and peoples
Title
Plagues and peoples
Statement of responsibility
William H. McNeill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plagues and peoples" offers an interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated edition
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
IHI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNeill, William Hardy
Dewey number
614.49
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA649
LC item number
.M3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Civilization
  • Diseases and history
Label
Plagues and peoples, William H. McNeill
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.03218
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Anchor Book editions, 1977, 1989, 1998"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday in 1977"--Title page verso. Date is incorrect; originally published in 1976
Bar code
31223125633561
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Man the hunter -- Breakthrough to history -- Confluence of the civilized disease pools of Eurasia : 500 B.C. to A.D. 1200 -- The impact of the Mongol Empire on shifting disease balances, 1200-1500 -- Transoceanic exchanges, 1500-1700 -- The ecological impact of medical science and organization since 1700
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780385121224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)38372918
Label
Plagues and peoples, William H. McNeill
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.03218
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Anchor Book editions, 1977, 1989, 1998"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday in 1977"--Title page verso. Date is incorrect; originally published in 1976
Bar code
31223125633561
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Man the hunter -- Breakthrough to history -- Confluence of the civilized disease pools of Eurasia : 500 B.C. to A.D. 1200 -- The impact of the Mongol Empire on shifting disease balances, 1200-1500 -- Transoceanic exchanges, 1500-1700 -- The ecological impact of medical science and organization since 1700
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780385121224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)38372918

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