Plagues and Peoples
Mcneill, William H. 19760101 Anchor Press/Doubleday，371p.
■Mcneill, William H. 19760101 Plagues and Peoples
，Anchor Press/Doubleday，371p. ISBN-10:0385112564 ISBN-13:978-0385112567 欠品 [amazon]
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Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon.
Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that rare book that is as fascinating as it is scholarly, as intriguing as it is enlightening. "A brilliantly conceptualized and challenging achievement" (Kirkus Reviews), it is essential reading, offering a new perspective on human history.
1. Man the Hunter
2. Breakthrough to History
3. Confuence of the Civilized Disease Pools of Eurasia
4. The Impact of the Mongol Empire on Shifting Disease Balances, 1200-1500
5. Tranceoceanic Exchanges, 1500-1700
6. The Ecological Impact of Medical Science and Organization since 1700