» » Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Fb2 Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy ePub

by Robert Sallares

Category: Medicine
Subcategory: Medical Books
Author: Robert Sallares
ISBN: 0199248508
ISBN13: 978-0199248506
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 7, 2002)
Pages: 360
Fb2 eBook: 1172 kb
ePub eBook: 1489 kb
Digital formats: txt doc mbr mobi

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.

The bibliography alone is worth finding this book. Download (pdf, . 9 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

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.

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.
Comments to eBook Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy
Vojar
As a classic's student and one who studies the subject area of diseases in the ancient world and their impact on the lower classes, I've read most of the works in English on the subject. This book is by far the most extensive treatment of Malaria and it's impact on Romans on the Italian Peninsula. When I first read the book I was unfamiliar with the details and the book illustrated all those points very well. The author is also responsible for identifying the earliest recorded cases of Malaria on the peninsula using DNA extraction.
Gavigamand
For people who are researching disease in the ancient world, this book is a treasure trove of information. 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. With it's combination of ancient, historical, and modern findings, Malaria and Rome is a comprehensive review of the topic.
Related to Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy
Anaemia in rural Africa: Community support for control activities where malaria is common eBook
Fb2 Anaemia in rural Africa: Community support for control activities where malaria is common ePub
Malaria Capers: More Tales of Parasites and People, Research and Reality eBook
Fb2 Malaria Capers: More Tales of Parasites and People, Research and Reality ePub
Medical Entomology for Students eBook
Fb2 Medical Entomology for Students ePub
Malaria: Subject, Reference, and Research Guidebook eBook
Fb2 Malaria: Subject, Reference, and Research Guidebook ePub
Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (Studies in Environment and History) eBook
Fb2 Humanity's Burden: A Global History of Malaria (Studies in Environment and History) ePub
Malaria and the red cell 2: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Malaria and the Red Cell, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 24, 1988 (Progress in clinical and biological research) eBook
Fb2 Malaria and the red cell 2: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Malaria and the Red Cell, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 24, 1988 (Progress in clinical and biological research) ePub
World Malaria Report 2010 (Who Global Malaria Programme) eBook
Fb2 World Malaria Report 2010 (Who Global Malaria Programme) ePub
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years eBook
Fb2 The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years ePub
Malaria Parasite Biology, Pathogenesis, and Protection eBook
Fb2 Malaria Parasite Biology, Pathogenesis, and Protection ePub