Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean (Black Sea World)

Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean (Black Sea World)

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Nukhet Varlik
  • Publish Date: 2017-03-31


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This volume discusses diseases that affected human and non-human populations in areas stretching from the Red Sea and Egypt to Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Black Sea, in the early modern and modern eras. It tackles various questions of historiography and sources, tests new interdisciplinary methodologies, and asks new questions while revisiting older ones. Lastly, it contributes to Ottoman studies, the history of medicine, Mediterranean and European history, as well as global studies on the role of epidemics in history.

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