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A history of the great influenza pandemics : death, panic and hysteria, 1830-1920, by Mark Honigsbaum

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A history of the great influenza pandemics : death, panic and hysteria, 1830-1920
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A history of the great influenza pandemics
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death, panic and hysteria, 1830-1920
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by Mark Honigsbaum
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Language
eng
Summary
Influenza was the great killer of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the so-called 'Russian flu' killed around 1 million people across Europe in 1889-93 - including the second-in-line to the British throne, the Duke of Clarence. The Spanish flu of 1918, meanwhile, would kill 50 million people - nearly 3% of the world's population. Here, Mark Honigsbaum outlines the history of influenza in the period, and describes how the fear of disease permeated Victorian culture. These fears were amplified by the invention of the telegraph and the ability of the new mass-market press to whip up public hysteria. The flu was therefore a barometer of wider fin de siecle social and cultural anxieties - playing on fears engendered by economic decline, technology, urbanisation and degeneration. A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics is a vital new contribution towards our understanding of European history and the history of the media.--
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Honigsbaum, Mark
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  • 614.518094
  • 909.8-T
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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International library of cultural studies
Series volume
30
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  • Influenza
  • Influenza
  • Europe
  • Europe
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A history of the great influenza pandemics : death, panic and hysteria, 1830-1920, by Mark Honigsbaum
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • still image
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Contents
Abbreviations Introduction: 'The Sphinx of Epidemic Diseases' 1. Pre-Modern Influenza 2. 'An Epidemic Started By Telegraph': News, Sensation and Science 3. 'An Inexpressible Dread': Influenza, Nervousness and Psychosis 4. Demons and Disembodied Spirits: Influenza, Masculinity and Gothic Production at fin-de-siècle 5. 'Death Is Very Busy Just Now': Influenza, Celebrity and Suffering 6. 'A Sense of Dread is Very General': the First World War, the Spanish Flu and the Northcliffe Press 7. The 'Forgotten' Pandemic: Flu, Trauma and Modern Memory 8. Apocalypse Redux Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index
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FIEb1751308x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9781780764788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Uk)016246779
  • (StEdALDL)1/2936545
  • (OCoLC)824183188
Label
A history of the great influenza pandemics : death, panic and hysteria, 1830-1920, by Mark Honigsbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Abbreviations Introduction: 'The Sphinx of Epidemic Diseases' 1. Pre-Modern Influenza 2. 'An Epidemic Started By Telegraph': News, Sensation and Science 3. 'An Inexpressible Dread': Influenza, Nervousness and Psychosis 4. Demons and Disembodied Spirits: Influenza, Masculinity and Gothic Production at fin-de-siècle 5. 'Death Is Very Busy Just Now': Influenza, Celebrity and Suffering 6. 'A Sense of Dread is Very General': the First World War, the Spanish Flu and the Northcliffe Press 7. The 'Forgotten' Pandemic: Flu, Trauma and Modern Memory 8. Apocalypse Redux Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb1751308x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9781780764788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016246779
  • (StEdALDL)1/2936545
  • (OCoLC)824183188

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