Book ID: CBB001251697

Plague, Quarantines, and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire (2012)

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Bulmus, Birsen (Author)


Edinburgh University Press


Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: vii + 195 pp.; ill.; maps; bibl.; index
Language: English

A sweeping examination of Ottoman plague treatise writers from the Black Death until 1923 Were you aware that many of the greatest and most colourful Ottoman statesmen and literary figures from the 15th to the early 20th century considered plague as a grave threat to their empire? Did you know that many Ottomans applauded the establishment of a quarantine against the disease in 1838 as a tool to resist British and French political and commercial penetration? Or that later Ottoman sanitation efforts to prevent urban outbreaks would help engender the Arab revolt against the empire in 1916? This book explores these facts in an engaging study of Ottoman plague treatise writers throughout their almost 600-year struggle with this epidemic disease. And it deals with the political, economic and social consequences of the methods they used to combat it

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Review Promitzer, Christian (2014) Review of "Plague, Quarantines, and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire". Social History of Medicine (pp. 197-198). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Furdell, Elizabeth Lane
Dickerson, James L.
Mormando, Franco
Worcester, Thomas W.
Crawshaw, Jane L. Stevens
Phillips, Howard
Journals
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
Publishers
University of Rochester Press
Prometheus Books
Truman State University Press
Ashgate Publishing
Ohio University Press
Georgetown University
Concepts
Public health
Plague
Medicine and society
Epidemics
Infectious diseases
Medicine and politics
Places
Italy
Ottoman Empire
Europe
United States
England
Venice (Italy)
Times
18th century
19th century
17th century
20th century
16th century
15th century
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