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Plague writing in early modern England / Ernest B. Gilman.

  • Author

    Gilman, Ernest B., 1946-,

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  • Publisher

    Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

  • Subject

    English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism

    Diseases and literature Great Britain History 17th century

    Plague in literature

    Epidemics in literature

    Diseases in literature

    Plague Political aspects

    Plague Religious aspects

    Plague England History 17th century

    Epidemics England History 17th century

    Literature and society Great Britain History 17th century

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  • ISBN

    9780226294094 (hbk.), 0226294099 (hbk.)

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  • Physical description

    295 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary, etc: During the 17th century, England was beset by three epidemics of the bubonic plague, each outbreak claiming between a quarter and a third of the population of London and other urban centres. This book brings to life the many and complex ways Londoners made sense of such unspeakable devastation. Target audience: Specialized.