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The great pox : the French disease in Renaissance Europe, Jon Arrizabalaga, John Henderson, and Roger French

Label
The great pox : the French disease in Renaissance Europe
Title
The great pox
Title remainder
the French disease in Renaissance Europe
Statement of responsibility
Jon Arrizabalaga, John Henderson, and Roger French
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century and a half after the Black Death killed over a third of the population of Western Europe, a new plague swept across the continent. The Great Pox - commonly known as the French Disease - brought a different kind of horror: instead of killing its victims rapidly, it endured in their bodies for years, causing acute pain, disfigurement and ultimately an agonising death. The authors analyse the symptoms of the Great Pox and the identity of patients, richly documented in the records of the massive hospital of 'incurables' established in early sixteenth-century Rome. They show how the disease threw accepted medical theory and practice into confusion and provoked public disputations among university teachers. And at the most practical level they reveal the plight of its victims at all levels of society, from ecclesiastical lords to the poor who begged in the streets. Examining a range of contexts from princely courts and republics to university faculties, confraternities and hospitals, the authors argue powerfully for a historical understanding of the Great Pox based on contemporary perceptions rather than on a retrospective diagnosis of what later generations came to know as 'syphilis'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arrizabalaga, Jon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC201.6.A1
LC item number
A77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 D-488
  • WC 160
NLM item number
A777g 1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949 June 12-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Henderson, John
  • French, R. K.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syphilis
  • Syphilis
  • Syphilis
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 16th Century
  • Syphilis
  • Syphilis
  • Syfilis
  • Epidemieën
  • Europe
Label
The great pox : the French disease in Renaissance Europe, Jon Arrizabalaga, John Henderson, and Roger French
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Syphilis and the French Disease -- 2. The Arrival of the French Disease in Renaissance Italy: initial impact and lay reactions -- 3. God's Punishment: lay perceptions of the French Disease in Ferrara -- 4. The Medical Dispute at the Court of Ferrara -- 5. The French Disease in Northern Europe: the case of Germany -- 6. The French Disease and the Papal Court -- 7. The French Disease and the Hospitals for Incurables in Italy until 1530 -- 8. The French Disease and the Incurabili Hospitals, 1530-1600: the case of Rome -- 9. Catching the Pox: contagion -- 10. The French Disease Grows Old
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780300069341
Lccn
96023453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34894409
  • (OCoLC)ocm34894409
Label
The great pox : the French disease in Renaissance Europe, Jon Arrizabalaga, John Henderson, and Roger French
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Syphilis and the French Disease -- 2. The Arrival of the French Disease in Renaissance Italy: initial impact and lay reactions -- 3. God's Punishment: lay perceptions of the French Disease in Ferrara -- 4. The Medical Dispute at the Court of Ferrara -- 5. The French Disease in Northern Europe: the case of Germany -- 6. The French Disease and the Papal Court -- 7. The French Disease and the Hospitals for Incurables in Italy until 1530 -- 8. The French Disease and the Incurabili Hospitals, 1530-1600: the case of Rome -- 9. Catching the Pox: contagion -- 10. The French Disease Grows Old
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780300069341
Lccn
96023453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34894409
  • (OCoLC)ocm34894409

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