Dearth and Famine in Pre-Industrial Netherlands

  • J. A. Faber

Abstract

In 1974 the Göttinger historian, Wilhelm Abel, once again enriched the body of economic and social history writing with a monumental work, this time entitled ‘Mass Poverty and Famine in Pre-Industrial Europe’.1 Just as in his previous works,2 the tension between population size and food production takes up a central place in this study. In this tension there have not only occurred long-term changes in the course of centuries, the so-called secular trend, but also numerous acute modifications, which manifested themselves inter alia in dearth crises and famines.

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Burning Starch Corn Depression Europe 

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