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Medieval and early modern medical theory incorporated Greco-Roman and Islamicate traditions that associated particular landscapes with the generation of disease. Explanations of recurrent plague outbreaks between the mid-fourteenth and early eighteenth centuries thus relied, in part, on the...
This paper reports on a bioarchaeological study of regional health patterns in early medieval Ireland (c.400–1200 A.D.). While many regional studies have demonstrated the influence the surrounding environment can have on population health, these studies have focused on large geographical areas...
Using malaria and the watershed of the River Tiber as an example, this essay demonstrates how the principles of landscape epidemiology – taking the natural and human landscapes as a whole – can guide investigations into historic landscapes of disease. ‘Roman fevers’ have been legendary since...
This essay looks at late-medieval rural landscapes of animal disease through the prism of sheep epizootics in England, caused by sheep scab, a highly acute and transmissive disease, whose first wave broke out in 1279–1280. The essay focuses on three regions in England: East Anglia, the...
This article considers the response of two influential figures of the medieval Islamic west, the historian ‘Abd al-Raḥmān Ibn Khaldūn and the court physician Muḥammad al-Shaqūrī, to the onset of the Black Death in 1348. Both men experienced the Black Death at first hand, and elucidating how the...
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