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The Black Death In The Middle East by Michael Walters Dols

Title The Black Death in the Middle East
Author Michael Walters Dols
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2019-01-29
Category Reference
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780691196688
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In the middle of the fourteenth century a devastating epidemic of plague, commonly known in European history as the "Black Death," swept over the Eurasian continent. This book, based principally on Arabic sources, establishes the means of transmission and the chronology of the plague pandemic's advance through the Middle East. The prolonged reduction of population that began with the Black Death was of fundamental significance to the social and economic history of Egypt and Syria in the later Middle Ages. The epidemic's spread suggests a remarkable destruction of human life in the fourteenth century, and a series of plague recurrences appreciably slowed population growth in the following century and a half, impoverishing Middle Eastern society. Social reactions illustrate the strength of traditional Muslim values and practices, social organization, and cohesiveness. The sudden demographic decline brought about long-term as well as immediate economic adjustments in land values, salaries, and commerce. Michael W. Dols is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Black Death In The Middle East by Michael Walters Dols

Title The Black Death in the Middle East
Author Michael Walters Dols
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2019-01-29
Category HEALTH & FITNESS
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780691657042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book the author uses primarily Arabic sources to discuss the transmission of the Black Death to the Middle East and the devastation the disease caused on the society and economics in Egypt and Syria.

Title The Black Death in Egypt and England
Author Stuart J. Borsch
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 2009-09-15
Category Medical
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9780292783171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout the fourteenth century AD/eighth century H, waves of plague swept out of Central Asia and decimated populations from China to Iceland. So devastating was the Black Death across the Old World that some historians have compared its effects to those of a nuclear holocaust. As countries began to recover from the plague during the following century, sharp contrasts arose between the East, where societies slumped into long-term economic and social decline, and the West, where technological and social innovation set the stage for Europe's dominance into the twentieth century. Why were there such opposite outcomes from the same catastrophic event? In contrast to previous studies that have looked to differences between Islam and Christianity for the solution to the puzzle, this pioneering work proposes that a country's system of landholding primarily determined how successfully it recovered from the calamity of the Black Death. Stuart Borsch compares the specific cases of Egypt and England, countries whose economies were based in agriculture and whose pre-plague levels of total and agrarian gross domestic product were roughly equivalent. Undertaking a thorough analysis of medieval economic data, he cogently explains why Egypt's centralized and urban landholding system was unable to adapt to massive depopulation, while England's localized and rural landholding system had fully recovered by the year 1500.

The Black Death 1346 1353 by Ole Jørgen Benedictow

Title The Black Death 1346 1353
Author Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Publisher Boydell Press
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 433
ISBN 9781843832140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first paperback edition of this unique and shocking guide to the Black Death in Europe.

Title Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire
Author Yaron Ayalon
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2014-11-24
Category History
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781107072978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Yaron Ayalon explores the Ottoman Empire's history of natural disasters and its responses on a state, communal, and individual level.

Title Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World
Author Nükhet Varlik
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2015-07-22
Category History
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781107013384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first systematic scholarly study of the Ottoman experience of plague during the Black Death pandemic and the centuries that followed. Using a wealth of archival and narrative sources, including medical treatises, hagiographies, and travelers' accounts, as well as recent scientific research, Nükhet Varlik demonstrates how plague interacted with the environmental, social, and political structures of the Ottoman Empire from the late medieval through the early modern era. The book argues that the empire's growth transformed the epidemiological patterns of plague by bringing diverse ecological zones into interaction and by intensifying the mobilities of exchange among both human and non-human agents. Varlik maintains that persistent plagues elicited new forms of cultural imagination and expression, as well as a new body of knowledge about the disease. In turn, this new consciousness sharpened the Ottoman administrative response to the plague, while contributing to the makings of an early modern state.

Title The Complete History of the Black Death
Author Ole J. Benedictow
Publisher Boydell Press
Release Date 2021-01-15
Category
Total Pages 1008
ISBN 1783275162
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Completely revised and updated for this new edition, Benedictow's acclaimed study remains the definitive account of the Black Death and its impact on history. The first edition of The Black Death collected and analysed the many local studies on the disease published in a variety of languages and examined a range of scholarly papers. The medical and epidemiological characteristics of the disease, its geographical origin, its spread across Asia Minor, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, and the mortality in the countries and regions for which there are satisfactory studies, are clearly presented and thoroughly discussed. The pattern, pace and seasonality of spread revealed through close scrutiny of these studies exactly reflect current medical work and standard studies on the epidemiology of bubonic plague. Benedictow's findings made it clear that the true mortality rate was far higher than had been previously thought. In the light of those findings, the discussion in the last part of the book showing the Black Death as a turning point in history takes on a new significance. OLE J. BENEDICTOW is Professor of History at the University of Oslo.

The Black Death In The Middle East by Michael Walters Dols

Title The Black Death in the Middle East
Author Michael Walters Dols
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1971
Category Black Death
Total Pages 640
ISBN UCLA:31158009722926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After The Black Death by Susan L. Einbinder

Title After the Black Death
Author Susan L. Einbinder
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2018-07-02
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780812295214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Black Death of 1348-50 devastated Europe. With mortality estimates ranging from thirty to sixty percent of the population, it was arguably the most significant event of the fourteenth century. Nonetheless, its force varied across the continent, and so did the ways people responded to it. Surprisingly, there is little Jewish writing extant that directly addresses the impact of the plague, or even of the violence that sometimes accompanied it. This absence is particularly notable for Provence and the Iberian Peninsula, despite rich sources on Jewish life throughout the century. In After the Black Death, Susan L. Einbinder uncovers Jewish responses to plague and violence in fourteenth-century Provence and Iberia. Einbinder's original research reveals a wide, heterogeneous series of Jewish literary responses to the plague, including Sephardic liturgical poetry; a medical tractate written by the Jewish physician Abraham Caslari; epitaphs inscribed on the tombstones of twenty-eight Jewish plague victims once buried in Toledo; and a heretofore unstudied liturgical lament written by Moses Nathan, a survivor of an anti-Jewish massacre that occurred in Tàrrega, Catalonia, in 1348. Through elegant translations and masterful readings, After the Black Death exposes the great diversity in Jewish experiences of the plague, shaped as they were by convention, geography, epidemiology, and politics. Most critically, Einbinder traces the continuity of faith, language, and meaning through the years of the plague and its aftermath. Both before and after the Black Death, Jewish texts that deal with tragedy privilege the communal over the personal and affirm resilience over victimhood. Combined with archival and archaeological testimony, these texts ask us to think deeply about the men and women, sometimes perpetrators as well as victims, who confronted the Black Death. As devastating as the Black Death was, it did not shatter the modes of expression and explanation of those who survived it—a discovery that challenges the applicability of modern trauma theory to the medieval context.

Title The Black Death in the Middle East
Author Michael W. Dols
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1975
Category
Total Pages 390
ISBN OCLC:1123537624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Years Of Rice And Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

Title The Years of Rice and Salt
Author Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 2003-06-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 784
ISBN 9780553897609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . . “A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World. “Exceptional and engrossing.”—New York Post “Ambitious . . . ingenious.”—Newsday

Title Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World
Author Monica Helen Green
Publisher ARC Humanities Press
Release Date 2015
Category History
Total Pages 339
ISBN 1942401019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was one of the most famous health issues in history. The Black Death plague organism (Yersinia pestis) spread from Asia throughout the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Europe in the fourteenth century, and in just a decade it killed between 40 and 60 percent of the people living in those areas. Previous research has shown, especially for Western Europe, how population losses then led to structural economic, political, and social changes. But why and how did the pandemic happen in the first place? When and where did it begin? How was it sustained? What was its full geographic extent? And when did it really end? Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World is the first book to synthesize the new evidence and research methods that are providing fresh answers to these crucial questions. It was only in 2011, thanks to ancient DNA recovered from remains unearthed in London's East Smithfield cemetery, that the full genome of the plague pathogen was identified. This single-celled organism probably originated 3000-4000 years ago and has caused three pandemics in recorded history: the Justinianic (or First) Plague pandemic, around 541-750; the Black Death (Second Plague Pandemic), conventionally dated to the 1340s; and the Third Plague pandemic, usually dated from around 1894 to the 1930s. This ground-breaking book brings together scholars from the humanities and social and physcial sciences to address the question of how recent work in genetics, zoology, and epidemiology can enable a rethinking of the Black Death's global reach and its larger historical significance. -- from back cover.

The Great Transition by B. M. S. Campbell

Title The Great Transition
Author B. M. S. Campbell
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2016-06-23
Category History
Total Pages 463
ISBN 9780521195881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Major account of the fourteenth-century crisis which saw a series of famines, revolts and epidemics transform the medieval world.

The Black Death by Hourly History

Title The Black Death
Author Hourly History
Publisher Hourly History
Release Date 2016-02-16
Category History
Total Pages 45
ISBN 9781096608974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored. Inside you will read about... ✓ What was the Black Death? ✓ A Short History of Pandemics ✓ Chronology & Trajectory ✓ Causes & Pathology ✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control ✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture ✓ Consequences Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.

Empires Of The Silk Road by Christopher I. Beckwith

Title Empires of the Silk Road
Author Christopher I. Beckwith
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2009-03-16
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 1400829941
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the Hun, the Turks and Tibetans, and Genghis Khan and the Mongols. In addition, he explains why the heartland of Central Eurasia led the world economically, scientifically, and artistically for many centuries despite invasions by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, and others. In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, Beckwith provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized Eurasian civilization. Beckwith recounts the Indo-Europeans' migration out of Central Eurasia, their mixture with local peoples, and the resulting development of the Graeco-Roman, Persian, Indian, and Chinese civilizations; he details the basis for the thriving economy of premodern Central Eurasia, the economy's disintegration following the region's partition by the Chinese and Russians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the damaging of Central Eurasian culture by Modernism; and he discusses the significance for world history of the partial reemergence of Central Eurasian nations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Empires of the Silk Road places Central Eurasia within a world historical framework and demonstrates why the region is central to understanding the history of civilization.

Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Title Il Decameron
Author Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1703
Category
Total Pages 811
ISBN OXFORD:590095853
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A Journal of the Plague Year
Author Daniel Defoe
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1871
Category Great Plague, London, England, 1664-1666
Total Pages 295
ISBN UCR:31210001461704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Black Death by Robert S. Gottfried

Title Black Death
Author Robert S. Gottfried
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category History
Total Pages 203
ISBN 1439118469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic manuscripts and dendrochronological studies (which measure growth rings in trees), historian Robert S. Gottfried demonstrates how a bacillus transmitted by rat fleas brought on an ecological reign of terror -- killing one European in three, wiping out entire villages and towns, and rocking the foundation of medieval society and civilization.

Majn N by Michael Walters Dols

Title Majn n
Author Michael Walters Dols
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category Psychology
Total Pages 543
ISBN UOM:39015046859149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources, from the fields of history, literature, and art, the late Michael Dols explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society, and examines attitudes towards individuals afflicted by mental illness or disability. The book demonstrates the links between Christian and Muslim medical beliefs and practices, and traces the influence of certain Christian beliefs, such as miracle-working, on Islamic practices. It breaks new ground in analysing the notions of the romantic fool, the wise fool, and the holy fool in medieval Islam within the framework of perceptions of mental illness. It shows that the madman was not regarded as a pariah, an outcast, or a scapegoat. This is a comprehensive and original work, whose insights into magic, medicine, and religion combine to open up our understanding of medieval Islamic society.

The Black Death Transformed by Samuel Kline Cohn

Title The Black Death Transformed
Author Samuel Kline Cohn
Publisher Hodder Arnold
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 318
ISBN 0340706465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Black Death in Europe, from its arrival in 1347-52 into the early modern period, has been seriously misunderstood. From a wide range of sources, this study argues that it was not the rat-based bubonic plague usually blamed, and considers its effect on European culture.