Interdisciplinary Insights from the Plague of Cyprian. Pathology, Epidemiology, Ecology and History
Filovirus, Plague of Cyprian, Bat, History, Epidemiology
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Other Immunology and Infectious Disease | Zoology
London, United Kingdon
Orsag, Mark; McKinney, Amanda E.; and Reeder, DeeAnn, "Interdisciplinary Insights from the Plague of Cyprian. Pathology, Epidemiology, Ecology and History" (2023). Faculty Books. 126.
This book tackles the difficult challenge of uncovering the pathogenic cause, epidemiological mechanics and broader historical impacts of an extremely deadly third-century ancient Roman pandemic. The core of this research is embodied in a novel systems synthesis methodology that allows for ground-breaking historical-scientific problem-solving. Through precise historical and scientific problem-solving, analysis and modelling, the authors piece together a holistic puzzle portrait of an ancient plague that is fully consistent, in turn, with both the surviving ancient evidence and the latest in cutting edge twenty-first-century modern medical and molecular phylogenetic science. Demonstrating the broader relevance of the crisis-beset world of the third-century Roman Empire in providing guiding and cautionary historical lessons for the present, this innovative book provides fascinating insights for students and scholars across a range of disciplines.