Bubonic Plague in Nineteenth-Century China

  title={Bubonic Plague in Nineteenth-Century China},
  author={Carol Benedict},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={107 - 155}
  • Carol Benedict
  • Published 1988
  • Modern China
  • In the middle of the fourteenth century, Europe and the Middle East were devastated by a catastrophic pandemic of bubonic plague (Ziegler, 1969; Shrewsbury, 1970; Dols, 1977). Carried by trade caravans from the Mongolian steppes, the &dquo;Black Death&dquo; spread through the Crimea, Northern Africa, the Mediterranean, and finally Northern Europe. The initial demographic impact of the plague was extraordinary: The population of Europe declined perhaps by as much as one-third (Ziegler, 1969: 230… CONTINUE READING

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