Category: Plague

Plague Studies: A Preliminary Bibliography

Last updated 7/9/2020 Aberth, John. From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages. New York: Routledge, 2000. ———. Plagues in World History. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011. Agnellus, of Ravenna Abbot, and Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. Agnelli Ravennatis Liber Pontificalis Ecclesiae Ravennatis Turnhout: Brepols, 2006. […]

The Hand of God: The Hittite Plague

Michael Decker Humans have dealt with epidemics and mass mortality events caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal agents long before the rise of the first cities around the 8th millennium B.C.E. From ancient texts we glean details of some significant disease incidents. Already in the second millennium B.C.E. Egyptian […]