Carlo M. Cipolla
Title: Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company May 1981
0393000451 / 9780393000450
Seller ID: 131913
By the late fall of 1630, the Black Plague had descended upon northern Italy. The prentice Magistry of Public Health, centered in Florence, took steps to contain and combat the scourge. In this essay, Carlo Cipolla recreates the daily struggle of plague-stricken Monte Lupo, a rustic Tuscan village, revealing in the vivid terms of actual events and personalities a central drama of Western civilization - the conflict between faith and reason, Church and state.