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    Description'The terrible cholera epidemic of 1892' offers a wealth of insights into the inner life of a great European city at the height of the industrial age. Why were nearly 10,000 people killed in six weeks in Hamburg, whilst most of Europe was left almost unscathed? As Richard J.Evans explains, it was largely because the town was a unique anomaly: a 'free city' within Germany governed by local notables, who believed in the 'English' ideals of laissez-faire. Their failure to supply clean water, fresh air and pure food played a major role in the catastrophe. Their medical theories, influenced by political and economic interest, only made matters worse. The whole story of 'the cholera years' is tragically revealing of the age's social inequalities and administrative incompetence; it also offers some disquieting parallels with today's attitudes to AIDS.


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    Title
    Death in Hamburg
    Subtitle
    Society and Politics in the Cholera Years, 1830-1910
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard J. Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 678
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143036364
    ISBN 10: 014303636X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, SOC015000, POL010000
    B&T Approval Code: A15203030, A14625400
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 943.515
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC22: 304.2/7/0943515
    LC classification: HN458.H3 E95 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A31380000
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    02 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Richard J Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power. He lives outside Cambridge.
    Review quote
    "A brilliantly written work of great analytical penetration." --Gordon A. Craig, The New York Review of Books"A marvelous book, splendidly written, full of wit and anecdote, exuding scholarship and wisdom." --New Scientist