ancient wisdom, chinese culture, communal efforts, community solidarity, cultural resilience, dongguang county, epidemic tales, epidemics, faith and epidemics, german history, historical narratives, historical pandemics, medieval europe, oberammergau, pandemic, pandemic history, plague survival, plagues, public health history, qing dynasty, traditional beliefs, village survival stories

Historical Plague Survival: The Oberammergau Story and the Dongguang County Mystery

Plagues have the power to topple the mightiest empires and disband the strongest armies. Seemingly impartial and ruthless, neither wealth nor power offer protection. Even a nation’s ruler can easily fall victim. Despite our advanced material and scientific civilization, we have not been immune to the indeterminate origins of current viral crises. However, plagues are ...

Mikel Davis

Pieter Bruegel's painting 'The Triumph of Death,' depicting the Black Plague in Europe.