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"Le souffle empoisonne de la civilisation". Les epidemies en Huronie, 1634-1650

Levasseur, Gisele.   Universite Laval (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  1998. MQ38141.

Abstract (summary)

Ce memoire est une etude ethnohistorique des epidemies en Huronie entre 1634 et 1640. Base sur une approche globale, il s'efforce de reconstituer les multiples dimensions de ce phenomene, de demontrer l'importance de ses effets dans plusieurs secteurs de la vie de la population locale et de comprendre les reactions amerindiennes qui en resulterent. Les epidemies furent un fleau hors du commun aux consquences nefastes sur le devenir de la nation, puisqu'elles terrasserent plus de 50% de la population. Ces maladies, transportees d'Europe en Amerique et inconnues des Amerindiens, s'inscrivent dans un processus d'unification microbienne du monde et sont la consequence directe des nombreux contacts qui eurent lieu entre les deux groupes.

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This thesis is an ethnohistorical study of epidemics in Huronia between 1634 and 1640. Based on a global approach, it endeavors to reconstruct the multiple dimensions of this phenomenon, to demonstrate the importance of its effects in several sectors of the life of the local population and to understand the resulting Amerindian reactions. Epidemics were an extraordinary scourge with harmful consequences on the future of the nation, since they killed more than 50% of the population. These diseases, transported from Europe to America and unknown to Amerindians, are part of a process of microbial unification of the world and are the direct consequence of the many contacts that took place between the two groups.

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Subject
Cultural anthropology;
Canadian history;
Science history
Classification
0326: Cultural anthropology
0334: Canadian history
0585: Science history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; French text; Ontario
Title
"Le souffle empoisonne de la civilisation". Les epidemies en Huronie, 1634-1650
Alternate title
"The poisonous breath of civilization". Epidemics in Huronia, 1634-1650
Author
Levasseur, Gisele
Number of pages
135
Publication year
1998
Degree date
1998
School code
0726
Source
MAI 37/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-38141-4
Advisor
Trudel, Francois
University/institution
Universite Laval (Canada)
University location
Canada -- Quebec, CA
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
French
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ38141
ProQuest document ID
304482644
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/304482644/abstract