Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600

Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600


this can be the 1st systematic scholarly examine of the Ottoman adventure of plague through the Black loss of life pandemic and the centuries that undefined. utilizing a wealth of archival and narrative assets, together with clinical treatises, hagiographies and guests' bills, in addition to contemporary medical examine, Nükhet Varlik demonstrates how plague interacted with the environmental, social, and political constructions of the Ottoman Empire from the past due medieval during the early glossy period. The e-book argues that the empire's progress remodeled the epidemiological styles of plague by way of bringing various ecological zones into interplay and via intensifying the mobilities of alternate between either human and non-human brokers. Varlik keeps that chronic plagues elicited new types of cultural mind's eye and expression, in addition to a brand new physique of information in regards to the illness. In flip, this new awareness sharpened the Ottoman administrative reaction to the plague, whereas contributing to the makings of an early sleek kingdom.

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