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The Basic Environmental History

  • Mauro Agnoletti
  • Simone Neri Serneri
  • From energy to waste: the main themes of environmental history at a glance

  • Leading specialists summarizes information and knowledge

  • Not just an introduction: critical approach and updated bibliography introduce to the core of historical debate


Part of the Environmental History book series (ENVHIS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Paolo Malanima
    Pages 1-29
  3. Enric Tello-Aragay, Gabriel Jover-Avellà
    Pages 31-78
  4. Verena Winiwarter
    Pages 79-119
  5. Stéphane Frioux
    Pages 121-141
  6. Dieter Schott
    Pages 171-198

About this book


This book is an introductory instrument to the main themes of environmental history, illustrating its development over time, methodological implications, results achieved and those still under discussion. But the overriding aspiration is to show that the doubts, methods and knowledge elaborated by environmental history have a heuristic value that is far from negligible precisely in its attitude to the most consolidated major historiography.  For this reason, this book gives an overview of environmental history as it is an essential component of  the basic knowledge of global history. At the same time, it introduces specific aspects which are useful both for anyone wanting to deepen his/her studies of environmental historiography and for those interested in one of the many disciplinary areas – from rural history to urban history, from the history of technology to the history of public health, etc. with which environmental history develops a dialogue.


Environmental Economics Environmental History Historical Geography Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Agnoletti
    • 1
  • Simone Neri Serneri
    • 2
  1. 1.DEISTAF, University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Political and International SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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