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Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800)

Socionatural Entanglements in Premodern Societies

Editors: Collet, Dominik, Schuh, Maximilian (Eds.)

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  • Provides a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on the effects of changing climate in past societies
  • Perspectives from the natural sciences and the humanities
  • Transcends established disciplinary and epochal boundaries
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This highly interdisciplinary book studies historical famines as an interface of nature and culture. It will bring together researchers from the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities. With reference to recent interdisciplinary concepts (disaster studies, vulnerability studies, environmental history) it will examine, how the dominant opposition of natural and cultural factors can be overcome. Such an integrated approach includes the "archives of nature" as well as "archives of man". It challenges deterministic models of human-environment interaction and replaces them with a dynamic, historicising approach. As a result it provides a fresh perspective on the entanglement of climate and culture in past societies.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Famines: At the Interface of Nature and Society

    Pages 3-16

    Collet, Dominik (et al.)

  • The European Mortality Crises of 1346–52 and Advent of the Little Ice Age

    Pages 19-41

    Campbell, Bruce M. S.

  • Combining Written and Tree-Ring Evidence to Trace Past Food Crises: A Case Study from Finland

    Pages 43-66

    Huhtamaa, Heli

  • Two Decades of Crisis: Famine and Dearth During the 1480s and 1490s in Western and Central Europe

    Pages 69-90

    Camenisch, Chantal

  • Climate and Famines in the Czech Lands Prior to AD 1500: Possible Interconnections in a European Context

    Pages 91-114

    Brázdil, Rudolf (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54337-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54341-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10474-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800)
Book Subtitle
Socionatural Entanglements in Premodern Societies
Editors
  • Dominik Collet
  • Maximilian Schuh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54337-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54337-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54341-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10474-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 269
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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