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War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

Abstract

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 and geographical 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 wi ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198233640
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198233640.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Smallman-Raynor, author

Andrew Cliff, author