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This section of the book titled What Disease was Plague? contains German, Nordic and Norse personal names and place names may include letters not used in English. In the book, the six important alternative theories are intensively discussed in the light of the historical sources, the central primary studies and standard works on bubonic plague and the alternative microbiological agents, insofar as they are testable. It has been written also as a bubonic plague, giving a broad and in-depth presentation of the medical, epidemiological and historical evidence and the methodological tenets for identification of historical diseases by comparison with modern medical knowledge. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order.

Keywords: alternative theories; bubonic plague



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