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The Resource An environmental history of medieval Europe, by Richard C. Hoffmann

An environmental history of medieval Europe, by Richard C. Hoffmann

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An environmental history of medieval Europe
Title
An environmental history of medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
by Richard C. Hoffmann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did medieval Europeans use and change their environments, think about the natural world, and try to handle the natural forces affecting their lives? This groundbreaking environmental history examines medieval relationships with the natural world from the perspective of social ecology, viewing human society as a hybrid of the cultural and the natural. Richard Hoffmann's interdisciplinary approach sheds important light on such central topics in medieval history as the decline of Rome, religious doctrine, urbanization and technology, as well as key environmental themes, among them energy use, sustainability, disease and climate change. Revealing the role of natural forces in events previously seen as purely human, the book explores issues including the treatment of animals, the 'tragedy of the commons, ' agricultural clearances and agrarian economies. By introducing medieval history in the context of social ecology, it brings the natural world into historiography as an agent and object of history itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffmann, Richard C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF540
LC item number
.H64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge medieval textbooks
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Social ecology
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Social conditions
  • Social ecology
  • Europe
  • Umwelt
  • Människans påverkan på naturen
  • Socialekologi
  • Miljöhistoria
Label
An environmental history of medieval Europe, by Richard C. Hoffmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking about medieval Europeans in their natural world -- Long no wilderness -- Intersecting instabilities : culture and nature at medieval beginnings (ca.400-900) -- Humankind and God's creation in medieval minds -- Medieval land use and the formation of traditional European landscapes -- Medieval use, management, and sustainability of local ecosystems 1 : primary biological production sectors -- Medieval use, management, and sustainability of local ecosystems 2 : interactions with the non-living environment -- "This belongs to me ..." -- Suffering the uncomprehended : disease as a natural agent -- An inconstant planet, seen and unseen, under foot and overhead -- A slow end of medieval environmental relations -- Afterword
Control code
858159365
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780521700375
Lccn
2013035617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858159365
Label
An environmental history of medieval Europe, by Richard C. Hoffmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking about medieval Europeans in their natural world -- Long no wilderness -- Intersecting instabilities : culture and nature at medieval beginnings (ca.400-900) -- Humankind and God's creation in medieval minds -- Medieval land use and the formation of traditional European landscapes -- Medieval use, management, and sustainability of local ecosystems 1 : primary biological production sectors -- Medieval use, management, and sustainability of local ecosystems 2 : interactions with the non-living environment -- "This belongs to me ..." -- Suffering the uncomprehended : disease as a natural agent -- An inconstant planet, seen and unseen, under foot and overhead -- A slow end of medieval environmental relations -- Afterword
Control code
858159365
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780521700375
Lccn
2013035617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858159365

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