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Published by Cambridge U.P. in London .
Written in English

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  • Plague

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  • Plague -- Great Britain

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Edition Notes

Bibliography. p. 622-648.

Statement[by] J.F.D. Shrewsbury.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC178.G7 S5
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 661 p.
Number of Pages661
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5679082M
ISBN 10052107083X
LC Control Number69010197

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  Cambridge University Press, - History - pages 1 Review A history of the bacterial disease of bubonic plague, and of the mortality, distress and panic fear that it caused in the British Isles from The Great Pestilence of to The Plague of London in , with a brief account of its transient reappearances between and /5(1).   A history of the bacterial disease of bubonic plague, and of the mortality, distress and panic fear that it caused in the British Isles from The Great Pestilence of to The Plague of London in , with a brief account of its transient reappearances between and Professor Shrewsbury draws on his knowledge as a bacteriologist in describing the way Price: $ A history of the bacterial disease of bubonic plague, and of the mortality, distress and panic fear that it caused in the British Isles from The Great Pestilence of to The Plague of London in , with a brief account of its transient reappearances between and In the Middle Ages, the bubonic plague ravages Europe in one of the most deadly pandemics in human history. FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if .