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4. The Black Death and Public Health
About this Lecture
Finally, we look at how the Black Death changed public health in the centuries that followed. The Black Death brought changes to how towns and cities dealt with plague and disease. In particular, the states of Europe began appointing more officials and experts to control the hygiene of larger settlements.
In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Black Death. Firstly, we look at what the Black Death was and where it came from. We then have a look at the social and economic effects of such a vast mortality. After this, we examine how medieval society dealt with the Black Death and how it transformed how death was viewed. Finally, we look at the Black Death's effect on public health in the centuries that followed.
Miri Rubin is a professor of medieval and early modern history at Queen Mary University. Her research focuses on the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe.
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Rubin, M. (2021, September 09). Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450 - The Black Death and Public Health [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-the-black-death/the-black-death-and-public-health
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