Death by Migration
Europe's Encounter with the Tropical World in the Nineteenth Century
By (author) Philip D. Curtin
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Death by Migration by Philip D. Curtin
Book DescriptionThis book is a quantitative study of relocation costs among European soldiers in the tropics between about 1815 and 1914. This study, however, has broader implications. For Europe itself, this was the crucial century of the 'mortality revolution', with its profound influence on European and world demographic history. For the history of medicine, this was the transitional century between the kind of medicine that had been practiced in Europe since classical times and the kind of scientific medicine that would be spawned by the germ theory of disease. For Europe's global, political and military relations, this was the final period for the European conquest. For all these reasons, the relocation costs of this period have great bearing on human history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521389228
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip D. Curtin
World and the West, Paperback (February 2002)
This book studies the interaction between the empire-building West and the rest of the world.
Discovering the Chesapeake, Paperback (March 2001)
In the next few thousand years, the ice may form again and the Bay will once more be the valley of the Susquehanna, unless, of course, human-induced changes in climate create some other currently unpredictable condition."-from the Introduction
Disease and Empire, Paperback (May 1998)
This book, first published in 1998, examines the practice of military medicine during the conquest of Africa.
Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Philip D. Curtin
A new edition of Philip Curtin's classic work on the history of the plantations.
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