Fb2 Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy ePub
by Robert Sallares
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 7, 2002)|
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The bibliography alone is worth finding this book. It's well written and presented in a manner that's not going to completely overwhelm people.
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The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century. A widespread and potentially lethal human infectious disease, at its peak malaria infested every continent, except Antarctica. Its prevention and treatment have been targeted in science and medicine for hundreds of years.
31 rodotus shows when he describes sleeping in towers in Egypt to avoid mosquitoes (Ch. 4. 3 above). Apparently a hieroglyphic text from a temple at Denderah in Egypt advised people not to go outside their houses after the sunset in the weeks following the Nile flood
Malaria and Rome is the first comprehensive book on the history of malaria in Roman Italy.
Malaria and Rome is the first comprehensive book on the history of malaria in Roman Italy. Aimed at an interdisciplinary readership, it explores the evolution and ecology of malaria, its medical and demographic effects on human populations in antiquity, its social and economic effects, the human responses to it, and the human interpretations of it. Get A Copy.
To trace whether this is also reflected in Roman biological standard of living, we present the first large and more or less comprehensive dataset, based on skeletal data for some 10,000 individuals, covering all periods of Roman history, and all regions (even if inevitably unequally)
Robert Sallares was a DNA expert based at UMIST (University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology). The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, abridged by David Womersley (Penguin, 2000).
Robert Sallares was a DNA expert based at UMIST (University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology). He was particularly interested in using the latest DNA techniques to identify diseases of the past. His main problem was finding bones that might be associated with a particular disease. Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire by Michael Kerrigan (BBC Consumer Publishing, 2001). The Roman Empire by Colin Wells (Fontana Press, 1992).
A history of malaria in ancient Italy. Great Clarendon Street, Oxford 2 6. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The intention here is rather to use later material selectively to explicate the generally fragmentary ancient sources.
It demonstrates the importance of disease patterns and history in understanding the demography of ancient populations. Robert Sallares argues that malaria became increasingly prevalent in Roman times in central Italy as a result of ecological change and alterations to thephysical landscape such as deforestation. Aimed at an interdisciplinary readership.