Development of urban plague controls, 1500-1630 • Plague control is a necessary function of good governance in urban settings o Most Protestant regions in 1500s did not have very large cities • Developed plague controls in Catholic countries because such controls worked best with governing styles: o Catholic countries preferred a high-control, coordinated Church and State approach • Built on Church/State infrastructure: ex., hospitals • Catholics v. Protestants in Plague (some side-by-side comparisons) o Example of St Charles Borromeo (Bloomington has a church named for him) From noble Milanese family. Served as a secretary at the Council of Trent Made Archbishop of Milan, to implement Tridentine reforms [=changes to Church policy made at the Council of Trent] Directed Church’s efforts in plague of 1576 in Milan Plague “High Control:” how it worked in pest houses and other isolation practices Desperate: deployed measures that stemmed from conflicting theories
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