The Great Pox: The French Disease in Renaissance Europe

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A century and a half after the Black Death killed over a third of the population of Western Europe, a new plague swept across the continent. The Great Pox - commonly known as the French Disease - brought a different kind of horror: instead of killing its victims rapidly, it endured in their bodies for years, causing acute pain, disfigurement and ultimately an agonising death. In this new study three experts explore the impact of the new plague and society's reaction to its challenge. Using a range of contemporary sources, ...

The Great Pox: The French Disease in Renaissance Europe 1997, Yale University Press, New haven

ISBN-13: 9780300213171

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The Great Pox: The French Disease in Renaissance Europe 1997, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300069341

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