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This ground-breaking book brings together scholars from the humanities and social and physical sciences to address the question of how recent work in the genetics, zoology, and epidemiology of plague's causative organism (Yersinia pestis) can allow a rethinking of the Black Death pandemic and its larger historical significance.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: The Black Death and Ebola: On the Value of Comparison
  2. Monica H. Green
  3. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Introducing The Medieval Globe
  2. Carol Symes
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. Editor's Introduction to Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death
  2. Monica H. Green
  3. pp. 9-26
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  1. Taking "Pandemic" Seriously: Making the Black Death Global
  2. Monica H. Green
  3. pp. 27-62
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  1. The Black Death and Its Consequences for the Jewish Community in Tàrrega: Lessons from History and Archeology
  2. Anna Colet, Josep Xavier Muntané i Santiveri, Jordi Ruíz Ventura, Oriol Saula, M. Eulàlia, Subirà de Galdàcano, Clara Jáuregui
  3. pp. 63-96
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  1. The Anthropology of Plague: Insights from Bioarcheological Analyses of Epidemic Cemeteries
  2. Sharon N. DeWitte
  3. pp. 97-124
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  1. Plague Depopulation and Irrigation Decay in Medieval Egypt
  2. Stuart Borsch
  3. pp. 125-156
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  1. Plague Persistence in Western Europe: A Hypothesis
  2. Ann G. Carmichael
  3. pp. 157-192
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  1. New Science and Old Sources: Why the Ottoman Experience of Plague Matters
  2. Nükhet Varlık
  3. pp. 193-228
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  1. Heterogeneous Immunological Landscapes and Medieval Plague: An Invitation to a New Dialogue between Historians and Immunologists
  2. Fabian Crespo, Matthew B. Lawrenz
  3. pp. 229-258
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  1. The Black Death and the Future of the Plague
  2. Michelle Ziegler
  3. pp. 259-284
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  1. Epilogue: A Hypothesis on the East Asian Beginnings of the Yersinia pestis Polytomy
  2. Robert Hymes
  3. pp. 285-308
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  1. Featured Source - Diagnosis of a "Plague" Image: A Digital Cautionary Tale
  2. Monica H. Green, Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Wolfgang P. Müller
  3. pp. 309-326
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-340
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