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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World

Editors: Campbell, Gwyn, Knoll, Eva-Maria (Eds.)

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  • Views the study of disease as essential to understanding the key historical developments underpinning the foundation of contemporary IOW societies
  • Reveals a wide range of perceptions about disease etiologies and epidemiologies, and debates over the origin, dispersion and impact of disease form a central focus in these essays
  • Focuses on diseases that spread across time, space and cultures rather than on, for example, the large field of culture-specific diseases captured as culture-bound syndromes or folk illnesses
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This volume views the study of disease as essential to understanding the key historical developments underpinning the foundation of contemporary Indian Ocean World (IOW) societies. The interplay between disease and climatic conditions, natural and manmade crises and disasters, human migration and trade in the IOW reveals a wide range of perceptions about disease etiologies and epidemiologies, and debates over the origin, dispersion and impact of disease form a central focus in these essays. Incorporating a wide scope of academic and scientific angles including history, social and medical anthropology, archaeology, epidemiology and paleopathology, this collection focuses on diseases that spread across time, space and cultures. It scrutinizes disease as an object, and engages with the subjectivities of afflicted inhabitants of, and travellers to, the IOW.

About the authors

Gwyn Campbell is Founding Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Canada.
Eva-Maria Knoll is a researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-23

    Knoll, Eva-Maria (et al.)

  • The Evolution and Spread of Major Human Diseases in the Indian Ocean World

    Pages 25-57

    Green, Monica H. (et al.)

  • The ‘Frankish Disease’ and Its Treatments in the Indian Ocean World

    Pages 59-83

    Winterbottom, Anna

  • Reconsidering the Early History of Leprosy in Light of Advances in Palaeopathology

    Pages 85-103

    Strahorn, Eric A.

  • Climate, Weather and Pestilence in the Philippines Since the Sixteenth Century

    Pages 105-127

    Warren, James Francis

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disease Dispersion and Impact in the Indian Ocean World
Editors
  • Gwyn Campbell
  • Eva-Maria Knoll
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36264-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36264-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36263-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 302
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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