This edited volume draws historians and anthropologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal. Why are burials so frequently at the center of disagreement, recrimination and protest during epidemics? Why are the human corpses produced in the course of infectious disease outbreaks seen as dangerous, not just to the living, but also to the continued existence of society and civilization? Examining cases from the Black Death to Ebola, contributors challenge the predominant idea that a single, universal framework of contagion can explain the political, social and cultural importance and impact of the epidemic corpse.
Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials
Author: Christos Lynteris,Nicholas H A Evans
This monograph represents an expansion and deepening of previous works by Ole J. Benedictow - the author of highly esteemed monographs and articles on the history of plague epidemics and historical demography. In the form of a collection of articles, the author presents an in-depth monographic study on the history of plague epidemics in Scandinavian countries and on controversies of the microbiological and epidemiological fundamentals of plague epidemics.
Perspectives and Controversies
Author: Ole Jørgen Benedictow
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The first instalment of a captivating trilogy set against the backdrop of the English Civil War.
Author: Peter Ransley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.
Travels Beneath the City Streets
Author: Stephen Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
When Henry Harper's father dies in the Great Plague of London in 1665, the rest of his family flees to the country while Henry, an apothecary's apprentice, stays behind to care for the body, only to be imprisoned in the house.
Author: David Orme
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
This extended study of the treatment of the physical, material nature of the human body in the works of Jonathan Swift and Daniel Defoe examines the role that literary invention (with its rhetorical and linguistic strategies) plays in expressing and exploring the problems of physicality. The book takes up a wide range of issues relating to the body such as sexuality, cannibalism, scatology, and the fear of contagion. In an eclectic synthesis of recent critical approaches, Professor Flynn draws insight from biographical and psychoanalytic criticism as well as social history. Application of feminist theory offers an original and challenging discussion of renditions of female sexuality in both Defoe and Swift.
Author: Carol Houlihan Flynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London’s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations, and Saxon burial grounds to medieval plague pits, Roman barges, and modern business megaliths, each place gives a unique insight into a critical period of London’s evolution. With this detailed guide, readers will discover little-known gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within. Illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white drawings and maps, this is the perfect companion for the armchair explorer as well as anyone wanting to discover the history of London with their feet.
Author: David Long
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Cardiff-based Professor Knight, CBE, became a Home Office pathologist in 1965. During his 40-year career, he performed over 25,000 autopsies and was involved in many high-profile cases. The author of numerous non-fiction books, he has written fourteen novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Visit www.bernardknight.homestead.com
Author: Bernard Knight
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Ein zerrissenes Land. Ein tödliches Geheimnis. Ein junger Mann auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit. Als Matthew Neave an einem Septemberabend 1625 den Auftrag erhält, den Leichnam eines „Pestkindes“ auf seinem Karren zur Pestgrube zu bringen, ist er wenig erfreut, willigt aber aufgrund der guten Bezahlung ein. Auf dem Weg zur Grube stellt Matthew jedoch fest, dass das Neugeborene lebt. Er nimmt den Jungen bei sich auf und zieht ihn zusammen mit seiner Frau Susannah wie sein eigenes Kind groß. Doch als Tom fünfzehn ist, tritt plötzlich ein unbekannter Wohltäter auf den Plan und verschafft dem Jungen eine Lehrstelle bei einem angesehenen Drucker in London. Tom findet sich in die neue Umgebung nur mit Widerwillen ein, und merkt bald, dass er nicht der Sohn eines Werftarbeiters aus Poplar ist, wie er bisher glaubte. Ein dunkles Geheimnis umgibt seine wahre Herkunft. Tom muss erkennen, dass ihn jemand lieber tot als lebendig sehen würde und seine Suche nach der Wahrheit alles andere als ungefährlich ist.
Author: Peter Ransley
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Author: May Agnes Fleming
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Category: Electronic books