Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany

Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany by Carlo M. Cipolla

Title: Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany
Author: Carlo M. Cipolla
ISBN10: 0393000451
ISBN13: 978-0393000450
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (June 17, 1981)
Language: English
Subcategory: World
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Pages: 144 pages
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Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany by Carlo M. Cipolla


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Recreates the struggles within plague-stricken Italy, relating events that led to a confrontation between the advocates of science and the followers of faith.

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.