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Famines During the ʻLittle Ice Ageʼ (1300-1800)

Socionatural Entanglements in Premodern Societies

  • Dominik Collet
  • Maximilian Schuh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dominik Collet, Maximilian Schuh
      Pages 3-16
  3. Interdisciplinary Approaches

  4. Socionatural Entanglements

  5. Coping

  6. Perceiving and Remembering

About this book


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.


Climate Change Environmental history Famine Human-Environment interaction Hunger Perception Paleoclimatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik Collet
    • 1
  • Maximilian Schuh
    • 2
  1. 1.Heidelberg Center for the EnvironmentUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Heidelberg Center for the EnvironmentUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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