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Understanding Plague: The Medical and Imaginative Texts of Medieval Spain

Understanding Plague: The Medical and Imaginative Texts of Medieval Spain (Hardback)

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The outbreak of the plague in 1347, commonly referred to as the Black Death, was the source of numerous socio-economic changes in the later Middle Ages. Numerous studies have traced the progress and effects of the disease in countries such as Germany, England, France, and Spain. Such a study concerning Spain has been conspicuously absent until now. The present investigation is among the first to bring together information that documents the pernicious behavior of the disease in Spain and to demonstrate how it changed the societies it afflicted. Studying the medical and imaginative texts of medieval Spain, reveals that the disease did, in fact, help change the perceived role of the medical practitioner, the idea of public health, and the portrayal of death and dying.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive medicine Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 03/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9780820463414  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The Author: Randal P. Garza earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and is currently Professor of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He has served as Editorial Assistant of Celestinesca, a journal dedicated to the study of the Medieval work Celestina by Fernando de Rojas, and has recently published on Latin American film. In addition, he has written articles and papers on plague studies in Spain, Portugal, and Brazil.

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