"Il soffio avvelenato del contagio". La peste di Noja del 1815-16

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "The poisoned breath of contagion". The Plague of Noja of 1815-16

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Among the latest plague extras in continental Europe, the epidemic that struck the town of Noja (today Noicàttaro) near Bari, in 1815-16, was also one of the most serious manifestations of this disease in that phase of transit between the second and third pandemic, between the Marseilles plague (1720) and that of Mallorca (1820). The epidemic forced the Bourbon government, just returned to power after the long Napoleonic interlude, to adopt extraordinary means in an attempt to limit the contagion and to provide for the care and assistance of the affected population. For the administrative apparatuses in charge of these tasks, the plague made it possible to acquire more up-to-date instruments of hygienic and health policy that would prove useful during the nineteenth century, allowing the state bureaucracy to grow in modernity, organization and efficiency.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "The poisoned breath of contagion". The Plague of Noja of 1815-16
Original languageItalian
PublisherUNICOPLI
Number of pages186
ISBN (Print)9788840020488
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameTESTI E STUDI. SCIENZE UMANE.

Keywords

  • peste, Mezzogiorno, secolo XIX, politiche sanitarie
  • plague, Southern Italy, XIX Century, health policies

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