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A historiographical inquiry into the theoretical and methodological implications of borders in the studies of great epidemics : bugs and borders / May-Brith Ohman Nielsen ; with a foreword by Anette Warring.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-229) and index.
Theme and purpose of this historiographical study -- Epidemics and borders -- What kinds of historical features are epidemics? -- Method of approach and selection of sources -- Analytical framework -- Findings and discussions on aspects of space and time -- Some significant historical aspects of the disease -- Point of view -- Main types of sources and main source challenges in research -- Findings and discussions of the epidemics as historical events -- Epidemics and change -- Values, narratives and discourse -- Values at the time -- Narratives and discourse -- Messages and scholarly virtues -- Open and covert messages to the reader -- Virtues in historical research -- Final remarks.
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