Cultures of Plague

Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance
Author(s): 
Cohn, Samuel K.
ISBN: 
9780199574025
Date published: 
November 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Cultures of Plague highlights this most feared epidemic, one that threatened Italy top to toe from 1575 to 1578 and unleashed an avalanche of plague writing. In the heartland of Counter-Reformation Italy, physicians along with those outside the profession questioned the foundations of Galenic and Renaissance medicine, even the role of God.