Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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
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.