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Chapter Introduction: Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Experiences of Gender and Faith
This study is an exploration of lived religion and gender across the Reformation, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Combining conceptual development with empirical history, the authors explore these two ...
Chapter 1 Patterns of Death, 1800-2020
This chapter provides a brief introduction to mortality patterns over the last two centuries, from a global perspective. The period witnessed enormous and ubiquitous rises in life expectancy at birth, from a global average ...
Chapter 24 Before HIV
The Routledge History of Disease draws on innovative scholarship in the history of medicine to explore the challenges involved in writing about health and disease throughout the past and across the globe, presenting a ...
Chapter 9 Medicine and Improvement in the Scots Magazine; and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany (1804–17)
The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores ...