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Disease and the Ancient World: Proceedings of an International Symposium held at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, on 21-23 September 2017
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Disease and the Ancient World: Proceedings of an International Symposium held at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, on 21-23 September 2017 (Hardback)

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This volume is the proceedings of an international symposium on the subject of Disease in the Ancient World, is based on a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Salzburg, aimed at understanding the role of disease and epidemics in the ancient world and brings together ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, archaeological scientists and many others who are interested in the subject. It also explores the creation of interdisciplinary methodologies that will help us In the future to understand the complexities of disease transmission and explain the long-term effects on health and social change. Papers range from earliest prehistory to the late antique and include the latest work from early pandemics to occupational health.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyArchaeological theoryHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEClassical history / classical civilisationHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500 Publisher: Oxbow Books Publication Date: 30/04/2023 ISBN-13: 9781789255300  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robert Arnott was formerly Professor of the History and Archaeology of Medicine, Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine and Public Orator of the University of Birmingham. After retirement, he moved to the University of Oxford, where he is now a Fellow of Green Templeton College. He has a recognised international profile as indicated by his publications, conferences and visiting professorships. He has excavated on Crete, at Troy and on the Greek Mainland and islands and is currently working on the finds from the excavation of the Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi in Western Crete, where he heads the study of the human skeletal remains and is co-editor of the site's publication. He is an authority on disease and medicine in the Aegean and Anatolian Bronze Ages,2000-1100 BC, but in recent years, his interest has turned to India, where he frequently travels for his work in modern global health and some of his latest publications have concentrated on health, disease and medicine in the Harappan Civilisation, 2600-1900 BC and on its distant and tenuous relationship with Greece and the Aegean from prehistory to the time of Alexander the Great. Dr Rupert Breitwieser is a Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies of The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, where he teaches and researchers in ancient history and archaeology. His particular interests are in the history of ancient medicine and disease, particularly that of Central Europe in the Iron Age and Roman periods and he is a highly experienced underwater archaeologist.

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