A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera (e-book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera

Autor: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
Editora: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
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Pandemic cholera reached Iran for the first of many times in 1821, assisted by Britain's territorial expansion and growing commercial pursuits. The revival of Iran's trade arteries after six decades of intermittent civil war, fractured rule, and isolation allowed the epidemic to spread inland and assume national proportions. In A Modern Contagion, Amir A. Afkhami argues that the disease had a profound influence on  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
History
Formato Físico Adicional: Print version:
Afkhami, Amir Arsalan.
Modern contagion.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018018037
(OCoLC)1032289973
Tipo de Material: Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento Recursos de internet, Arquivo de computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
ISBN: 9781421427225 1421427222
Número OCLC: 1083763225
Descrição: 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps
Conteúdos: Cholera and the globalization of health in Iran 1821-1889 --
The 1889-1893 cholera epidemics --
Epidemics and sanitary imperialism 1896-1904 --
Cholera, germs, and the 1906 constitutional revolution --
Wars, plagues, and institutional developments in health 1906-1926.
Responsabilidade: Amir A. Afkhami.

Resumo:

Pandemic cholera reached Iran for the first of many times in 1821, assisted by Britain's territorial expansion and growing commercial pursuits. The revival of Iran's trade arteries after six decades of intermittent civil war, fractured rule, and isolation allowed the epidemic to spread inland and assume national proportions. In A Modern Contagion, Amir A. Afkhami argues that the disease had a profound influence on the development of modern Iran, steering the country's social, economic, and political currents. Drawing on archival documents from Iranian, European, and American sources, Afkhami provides a comprehensive overview of pandemic cholera in Iran from the early nineteenth century to the First World War. Linking the intensity of Iran's cholera outbreaks to the country's particular sociobiological vulnerabilities, he demonstrates that local, national, and international forces in Iran helped structure the region's susceptibility to the epidemics. He also explains how Iran's cholera outbreaks drove the adoption of new paradigms in medicine, helped transform Iranian views of government, and caused enduring institutional changes during a critical period in the country's modern development. Cholera played an important role in Iran's globalization and diplomacy, influencing everything from military engagements and boundary negotiations to Russia and Britain's imperial rivalry in the Middle East. Remedying an important deficit in the historiography of medicine, public health, and the Middle East, A Modern Contagion increases our understanding of ongoing sociopolitical challenges in Iran and the rest of the Islamic world.

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