Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Plague and the End of Antiquity by Lester K. Little

Plague was a key factor in the waning of Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages. In this volume, the first on the subject, twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - history, archaeology, epidemiology, and molecular biology - have produced a comprehensive account of the pandemic's origins, spread, and mortality, as well as its economic, social, political, and religious effects. The historians examine written sources in a range of languages, including Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Latin, and Old Irish. Archaeologists analyse burial pits, abandoned villages, and aborted building projects. The epidemiologists use the written sources to track the disease's means and speed of transmission, the mix of vulnerability and resistance it encountered, and the patterns of reappearance over time. Finally, molecular biologists, newcomers to this kind of investigation, have become pioneers of paleopathology, seeking ways to identify pathogens in human remains from the remote past.

Buy Plague and the End of Antiquity by Lester K. Little from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521846394
ISBN-10: 0521846390
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Plague and the End of Antiquity by Lester K. Little

Book Reviews - Plague and the End of Antiquity by Lester K. Little

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Plague and the End of Antiquity book by Lester K. Little and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Lester K. Little

Lester K. Little is Dwight W. Morrow Professor Emeritus of History at Smith College and former director of the American Academy in Rome. He is a past president both of the Medieval Academy of America and of the International Union of Institutes of Archaeology, Art History, and History in Rome. He is the author of Benedictine Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France and Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe.

Books By Lester K. Little

Plague and the End of Antiquity by Lester K. Little
Paperback, January 2008
Debating the Middle Ages by Lester K. Little
Paperback, August 1998
Benedictine Maledictions by Lester K. Little
Paperback, April 1996