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The Resource Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker

Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker

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Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century
Title
Global crisis
Title remainder
war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Parker
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s - longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers - disrupted growing seasons, causing dearth, malnutrition, and disease, along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the world died, and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement. And the contemporary implications of his study are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow?"--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1943-
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Parker, Geoffrey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D247
LC item number
.P37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • History, Modern
  • Military history
  • Civil war
  • Revolutions
  • Climatic changes
  • Disasters
  • Civil war
  • Climatic changes
  • Disasters
  • History, Modern
  • Military history
  • Revolutions
Label
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [794]-845) and index
Contents
Introduction: The 'Little ice age' and the 'General crisis'. -- Part 1: The placenta of the crisis. The little ice age ; The 'General crisis' ; 'Hunger is the greatest enemy': The heart of the crisis ; 'A third of the world has died': Surviving in the seventeenth century. -- Part 2: Enduring the crisis. The 'great enterprise' in China, 1618-84 ; 'The great shaking': Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, 1618-86 ; The 'Ottoman tragedy', 1618-83 ; The 'lamentations of Germany' and its neighbors, 1618-88 ; The agony of the Iberian Peninsula, 1618-89 ; France in crisis, 1618-88 ; The Stuart monarchy: The path to Civil War, 1603-42 ; Britain and Ireland from Civil War to Revolution, 1642-89. -- Part 3: Surviving the crisis. The Mughals and their neighbors ; Red flag over Italy ; The 'dark continents': The Americas, Africa and Australia ; Getting it right: Early Tokugawa Japan. -- Part 4: Confronting the crisis. 'Those who have no means of support': The parameters of popular resistance ; 'People who hope only for a change': Aristocrats, intellectuals, clerics and 'dirty people of no name' ; 'People of heterodox beliefs ... who will join up with anyone who calls them': Disseminating revolution. -- Part 5: Beyond the crisis. Escaping the crisis ; From warfare state to welfare state ; The great divergence. -- Conclusion: The crisis anatomized
Control code
785865028
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 871 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300153231
Lccn
2012039448
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)785865028
Label
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [794]-845) and index
Contents
Introduction: The 'Little ice age' and the 'General crisis'. -- Part 1: The placenta of the crisis. The little ice age ; The 'General crisis' ; 'Hunger is the greatest enemy': The heart of the crisis ; 'A third of the world has died': Surviving in the seventeenth century. -- Part 2: Enduring the crisis. The 'great enterprise' in China, 1618-84 ; 'The great shaking': Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, 1618-86 ; The 'Ottoman tragedy', 1618-83 ; The 'lamentations of Germany' and its neighbors, 1618-88 ; The agony of the Iberian Peninsula, 1618-89 ; France in crisis, 1618-88 ; The Stuart monarchy: The path to Civil War, 1603-42 ; Britain and Ireland from Civil War to Revolution, 1642-89. -- Part 3: Surviving the crisis. The Mughals and their neighbors ; Red flag over Italy ; The 'dark continents': The Americas, Africa and Australia ; Getting it right: Early Tokugawa Japan. -- Part 4: Confronting the crisis. 'Those who have no means of support': The parameters of popular resistance ; 'People who hope only for a change': Aristocrats, intellectuals, clerics and 'dirty people of no name' ; 'People of heterodox beliefs ... who will join up with anyone who calls them': Disseminating revolution. -- Part 5: Beyond the crisis. Escaping the crisis ; From warfare state to welfare state ; The great divergence. -- Conclusion: The crisis anatomized
Control code
785865028
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 871 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300153231
Lccn
2012039448
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)785865028

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