Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and Its Social Dimension

Editors: Pfister, Christian, Brázdil, Rudolf, Glaser, Rüdiger (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-015-9259-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 166,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-5934-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 155,50 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5306-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

A multidecadal cooling is known to have occurred in Europe in the final decades of the sixteenth-century. It is still open to debate as to what might have caused the underlying shifts in atmospheric circulation and how these changes affected societies. This book is the fruit of interdisciplinary cooperation among 37 scientists including climatologists, hydrologists, glaciologists, dendroclimatologists, and economic and cultural historians. The known documentary climatic evidence from six European countries is compared to results of tree-ring studies. Seasonal temperature and precipitation are estimated from this data and monthly mean surface pressure patterns in the European area are reconstructed for outstanding anomalies. Results are compared to fluctuations of Alpine glaciers and to changes in the frequency of severe floods and coastal storms. Moreover, the impact of climate change on grain prices and wine production is assessed. Finally, it is convincingly argued that witches at that time were burnt as scapegoats for climatic change.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-015-9259-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 166,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-5934-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 155,50 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-5306-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and Its Social Dimension
Editors
  • Christian Pfister
  • Rudolf Brázdil
  • Rüdiger Glaser
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9259-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9259-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5934-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5306-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 354
Topics