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They fled from the cities to infect the country, and wherever they fled they carried the plagues with them.
Modern war- machinery held back the disorganized mass of China, while the plagues did the work.
Besides, starvation weakened the victims and destroyed their natural defences against the plagues.
Once the plague broke through and seized upon the German and Austrian soldiers who were guarding the borders of Turkestan.
The second plague was a shriek which came on every May-eve over every hearth in the island of Britain.
The third plague was, however much of provision and food might be prepared in the king's courts, were there even so much as a year's provision of meat and drink, none of it could ever be found, except what was consumed upon the first night.
Stubb was beginning to look disappointed, especially as the horrible nosegay increased, when suddenly from out the very heart of this plague, there stole a faint stream of perfume, which flowed through the tide of bad smells without being absorbed by it, as one river will flow into and then along with another, without at all blending with it for a time.
Even countries well known in the literature for having experienced numerous plagues of exceptional severity across the Middle Ages and during the early modern period, such as Italy (14,21), have very few plague markers on the maps produced with Biraben's data.
His topics include six plagues of antiquity, typhus: a fever plague, the plague protectors: antisepsis to antibiotics, leprosy: the striking hand of God, and six plagues of Africa.
The Bible tells of ten plagues that preceded the Exodus.
Plagues killed millions of Europeans and Asians starting around 1,500 years ago.
Finally, Stevens Crawshaw wisely avoids the issue of retrospective diagnosis, the debate over whether the epidemic disease experienced really can be identified with modern bubonic plagues (Yersinia pestis).