Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884-1911
By (author) Frank M. Snowden
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Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884-1911 by Frank M. Snowden
Book DescriptionThis 1995 book is a medical and social history of Italy's largest city during the cholera epidemics of 1884 and 1910-11. It explores the factors that exposed Naples to risk; it examines such popular responses as social hysteria, riots and religiosity; and it traces therapeutic strategies. Cholera also became a metaphor for discontent with the regime: the 1884 outbreak was a national issue which led to the rebuilding of the city amidst widespread corruption. The book sets Naples in a comparative international framework; the disease is also related to larger historical issues, such as the nature of liberal statecraft, the 'Southern Question', mass emigration, organised crime, urban renewal, and the medical profession.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521893862
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 1995 book is a medical and social history of Italy's largest city during the cholera edipemics of 1884 and 1910-11.
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