War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife…

Hardcover | July 15, 2004

byMatthew Smallman-Raynor, Andrew Cliff

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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 andgeographical 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.Written from the viewpoints of historical geography, epidemiology, and spatial analysis, this book examines in four parts the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association with wars. Part I: War and Disease, surveys war-disease associations from early times to1850. Part II: Temporal Trends studies time trends since 1850. Part III: A Regional Pattern of War Epidemics, examines grand themes in the war-disease complex. Part IV: Prospects, considers a series of war-related issues of epidemiological significance in the twenty-first century.

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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 andgeographical spread of infectious diseases in associ...

Matthew Smallman-Raynor is a Reader in Analytical Geography, University of Nottingham. Andrew Cliff is a Professor of Theoretical Geography, University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:842 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.98 inPublished:July 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233647

ISBN - 13:9780198233640

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PrologueI: Ware and Disease1. Wars and War Epidemics2. Epidemics in Early WarsII: Temporal Trends3. Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, I: Civil Populations4. Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, II: Military Populations5. Motality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, III: Displace PopulationsIII: A Regional Pattern of War Epidemics6. Tracking Epidemics7. Pan America: Military Mobilization and Disease in the United States8. Europe: Camp Epidemics9. Asia and the Far East: Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases10. Africa: Soldiers, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and War11. Oceania: War Epidemics in South Pacific Islands12. Further Regional StudiesIV: Prospects13. War and Disease: Recent Trends and Future ThreatsEpilogue