Plague, cattle pestilence, and hunger in the Papal State (1713-1716): A contribution to the history of everyday life from the perspective of British sources Cover Image

Plague, cattle pestilence, and hunger in the Papal State (1713-1716): A contribution to the history of everyday life from the perspective of British sources
Plague, cattle pestilence, and hunger in the Papal State (1713-1716): A contribution to the history of everyday life from the perspective of British sources

Author(s): Marija Kocić, Dalibor Elezović, Haris Dajč
Subject(s): History
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Приштини
Keywords: Papal State; Clement XI (1700-1721); plague; hunger; cattle pestilence

Summary/Abstract: The British government did not appoint its representative in Rome, so the British in Venice were obliged to regularly inform on the developments in the Papal States. For this reason, their reports contain data that reveal certain aspects of the daily life in the Papal States, primarily those related to epidemics, hunger, and natural disasters. Our research is based on the archival material and relevant histories of this era, as well as the contemporary results of historical science for comparative analysis and the creation of an objective scientific picture of the epidemics and other natural disasters that affected the inhabitants of the Papal States in this short period at the beginning of the 18th century.

  • Issue Year: 49/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 231-244
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English