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The Cost of War: Mortality and Population Loss

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

War imposed economic costs through the destruction of resources and their diversion to non-productive ends, and demographic costs in the form of relative or absolute population losses due to forced ... More


Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This book challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics. From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked class hatred, ... More


Introduction: Hate, Politics, and Compassion

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

Since the 1980s the dominant hypothesis has been: big epidemics throughout history have sparked hatred and blame of the ‘other’, especially when diseases were mysterious with no prevention or cure to ... More


Framing “Loathsome” Diseases

Guenter B. Risse

in Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the connotations of “loathsomeness” in characterizing disease. By the nineteenth century, the term was most frequently mentioned for the immediate separation and isolation of ... More


North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Stephen J. Inrig

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834985
eISBN:
9781469602509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869154_inrig
Subject:
History, Social History

Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized, the American South constitutes the epicenter of the United States' epidemic. Southern states claim the highest rates of new infections, the most ... More


Get Real. Get Tested.: AIDS as a Chronic Disease in the American South

Stephen Inrig

in North Carolina & The Problem of Aids: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834985
eISBN:
9781469602509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869154_inrig.10
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter shows how AIDS had dramatically transformed from the disease that first presented itself to David Jolly and his colleagues over a decade earlier. The disease had become chronic and ... More


Years of Crisis

Carolyn James

in A Renaissance Marriage: The Political and Personal Alliance of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, 1490-1519

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199681211
eISBN:
9780191761195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199681211.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The advent of the Italian Wars (1494–1559) coincided with a devastating epidemic, initially dubbed the mal francese by Italians, because it was thought to have been brought to the peninsula with ... More


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