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Floods and Long-Term Water-Level Changes in Medieval Hungary

Authors: Kiss, Andrea

  • Offers a detailed, step-by-step overview of historical flood analysis, from original sources to reconstruction values 
  • Includes exceptionally high-quality, contemporary and legal-administrative sources that have never before been applied in historical flood research 
  • Presents comprehensive new evidence and results for the first Little Ice Age 
  • Reveals an unknown story of medieval European floods and provides new tools for a better understanding of large-scale European (and Northern Hemispheric) processes
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The book provides an overview of the floods and major hydrological changes that occurred in the medieval Hungarian kingdom (covering the majority of the Carpathian Basin) between 1000 and 1500 AD. The analysis was based on contemporary documentary evidence presented for the first time and the results of archaeological and scientific investigations. Beyond the evidence on individual flood events, the book includes a comprehensive overview of short-, medium-, and long-term changes detected in a hydrologically sensitive environment during the transition period between the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. It also discusses the possible causes (including climate and human intervention) and the consequences for the physical and human environment, namely the related hydro-morphological changes, short- and long-term social response, and human perception issues.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Floods and Water-Level Fluctuations in Medieval (Central-)Europe

    Pages 1-50

    Kiss, Andrea

  • An Environmental Background: Floods, Modern Hydrology and Medieval Environment

    Pages 51-137

    Kiss, Andrea

  • Long-Term Hydrological Changes Based on Sedimentary and Archaeological Evidence

    Pages 139-243

    Kiss, Andrea

  • Documentary Sources and Methodology

    Pages 245-295

    Kiss, Andrea

  • Catalogue of Floods in Medieval Hungary 1001–1500: Analysis of Individual Flood Reports

    Pages 297-588

    Kiss, Andrea

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38864-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38862-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Floods and Long-Term Water-Level Changes in Medieval Hungary
Authors
Series Title
Springer Water
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38864-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38864-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38862-5
Series ISSN
2364-6934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 896
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