Cultures of Plague Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Author(s): 
Cohn, Jr., Samuel K.
ISBN: 
9780199605095
Date published: 
March 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

Cultures of Plague highlights this most feared epidemic, one that threatened Italy 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.