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Published: 22 March 2012

160 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199589548

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Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Slack

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the historical impact of the plague over the centuries, focussing on how people coped with the disease and how governments fought it
  • Examines the impact of plague on settlements, local histories, art and literature, and in film
  • Considers the modern day resonance with issues such as AIDS and swine flu
  • Reflects upon the impact it has had on modern ideas of public health