BDnotes8Nov - H213 notes, 8 November 2011 Plague of...

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H213 notes, 8 November 2011 Plague of Marseilles (1720) The Last Great Plague in Europe Overview of today’s material Prologue: Plague from 1666-1719, along the boundary zones between Christian and non-Christian lands o Vienna plague, 1679, has global historical significance Marseilles, 1720-21: a blast from the past! o Massive mortality created local management problems o Central French government imposed different controls o Europeans outside the plague zone read about it in newspapers o Medical scientists thought about plague differently: reflected the Scientific Revolution o Images of Marseilles show little of the old religious frameworks Overview of the Marseilles plague June, 1720 imported by ship? Death rates rose before announcement o Peak in August and September; still murderous in October Cordon sanitaire used Problems in burials Huge economic costs; widespread stories Control of the Plague Bodies A huge management problem: burying the dead Debates about where to put all the dead
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST-H 213 taught by Professor Charmichael during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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BDnotes8Nov - H213 notes, 8 November 2011 Plague of...

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