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Lecture 1

PUBH2209 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Plague Of Athens, Paleontology, Typhoid Fever


Department
Population Health
Course Code
PUBH2209
Professor
Angus Cook
Lecture
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Can only access through palaeontology and archaeology
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Prehistory:
Written sources
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Sources were written by elites for elites (kings etc)
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Archaeology source
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Ancient Times "classical period":
400 to 500
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Chronical
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Written documents, letters
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Renaissance and reformation
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Middle Ages:
1500 to 1600s
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Age of enlightenment
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Modern Era:
*different social groups experienced the 4 eras of history differently
**the changes with each historical periods most definitely did not affect everyone in Europe simultaneously
Mesopotamia from 3000BCE
Egypt
Greece and the Roman Era from 1000BCE
Ending around the 1400s
Centred on the middle east/ north Africa and Mediterranean
Includes early civilisation of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and the later Greece and Rome
The classical world in the West usually specifically refers to Greek and Roman civilisation, starting
around 700 BC and extending to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476
Antiquity: Classical world
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"The ancients"
Significant plague/epidemic of the Classical World
The plague struck the city of Athens when it was under siege by Sparta
Possibly up to 25% of population of Athens died ~75 000 deaths
Many causes include; influenza, typhoid, fever, typhus, measles etc
**looking at the social and political change they endeavour
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> THE PLAGUE OF ATHENS (430
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426 BCE)
Periodisation
Bce: before common era
Ce: common era
Historical Paradigms/Time Periods
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