Epidemics and Ideas by Terence Ranger
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Epidemics and Ideas
By Terence Ranger

Epidemics and Ideas

Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence

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Epidemics and Ideas by Terence Ranger

Book Description

From plague to AIDS, epidemics have been the most spectacular diseases to afflict human societies. This volume examines the way in which these great crises have influenced ideas, how they have helped to shape theological, political and social thought, and how they have been interpreted and understood in the intellectual context of their time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521558310
ISBN-10: 052155831X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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