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La grande peste del 1630 a Firenze

Mauro Pagliai, 2020

Pages: 96

Features: b/w ills, paperback

Size: 15x21

ISBN: 978-88-564-0453-1


Storie del mondo, 40


DSU1 / Storia

S1 / Medicina

€ 9,50

€ 10 | Risparmio € 0,50 (5%)

Italian text

The plague made famous by Alessandro Manzoni struck the city of Florence in two successive waves: first in 1630-31 and then in 1632-33. Based on rare sources and documents, the essay explains the means by which this epidemic spread, and the social dynamics that accompanied it. The book also shows the remedies used in those years and the professionals involved in the care of the sick. A specific section is dedicated to important testimonies on the plague, with particular attention to the chronicles of that age, the diaries, and the letters.

1st edition: September 2020
1st reprint: November 2020