Re: Europe and the Americas

Thu, 22 Feb 1996 19:24:52 -0500

You might look at Crosby's 'The Columbian Exchange'. It offers an
insight into the cultural and biological consequences and conditions
both prior and after 1492.

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Ruby Rohrlich wrote:

> Isn't it a fact that at a somewhat later period than l000 CE, about when
> Europeans began to explore (invade?) the so-called
> New World, when Europe began to experience the plagues, the New World
> civilizations in Mexico, Central and South America had no plagues, and
> that the Europeans who came here at the time marveled at the cleanliness
> they found in contrast to European conditions, like open sewers, etc.
> Ruby Rohrlich