Down the ages, war epidemics have decimated the fighting strength of armies, caused the suspension and cancellation of military operations, and have brought havoc to the civil populations of belligerent and non-belligerent states alike. This book examines the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association with past wars. It addresses an intrinsically geographical question: how are the spatial dynamics of epidemics influenced by military operations and the directives of war? The term historical geography in the title indicates the authors' primary concern with qualitative analyses of archival source materials over a 150-year time period from 1850, and this is combined with quantitative analyses less frequently associated with historical studies.
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Matthew Smallman-Raynor is Professor of Analytical Geography at the University of Nottingham. Andrew Cliff is Professor of Theoretical Geography at the University of Cambridge.
"War Epidemics is a Brobdingnagian work of careful and enlightening scholarship. Drawn from what appears to be nearly two decades of research, Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff have produced a magnum opus on war and disease that will likely be used by scholars for the next century."--The Geographical Review
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Book Description Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 848 pages. 9.50x6.50x2.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0198233647
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0198233647