A reference work on the subject of plague and pestilence, each detailed entry includes a description of the epidemic when and where a particular epidemic began how and why it happened who it affected how it spread and ran its course and its outcomes and significance


3 thoughts on “The Wordsworth Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence (Wordsworth Reference)

  1. Mary Ellen Snodgrass Mary Ellen Snodgrass says:

    Kohn compiles informative entries, maps, and illustrations alongside dull, poorly written, and oddly dehumanized commentaries, particularly the spotty coverage of the Spanish Influenza of 1917 1919 Surprisingly overlooked is the threat of smallpox to the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a subject admirably covered in Elizabeth Ann Fenn s Pox Americana Also omitted are entries on leprosy, trachoma, and Lyme disease Indexing is thorough, but tedious and difficult to use How has so weak a reference work advanced to a third edition


  2. jbtough jbtough says:

    Global, historic, hard to find information


  3. Kim K. Kim K. says:

    I have a previous version, and this one is incredibly well updated.