|Series:||German Historical Institute Studies in International Environ|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Learning from Nature-induced Disasters: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies from Western Europe Chapter 3 2. Disaster and Political Culture in Germany Since 1500 Chapter 4 3. Summer Frost: A Natural Hazard with Fatal Consequences in Preindustrial Finland Chapter 5 4. Society and Natural Risks in France, 1500-2000: Changing Historical Perspectives Chapter 6 5. Humanitarianism and Colonialism: Religious Responses to the Algerian Drought and Famine of 1866–1870 Chapter 7 6. The Floods of Baghdad: Cultural and Technological Responses Chapter 8 7. Interpreting Earthquakes in Medieval Islamic Texts Chapter 9 8. Famine in Bengal: A Comparison of the 1770 Famine in Bengal and the 1897 Famine in Chotanagpur Chapter 10 9. "Heaven-Sent" Disasters in Late-Imperial China: The Scope of the State and Beyond Chapter 11 10. Cultures of Disaster, Cultures of Coping: Hazard as a Frequent Life Experience in the Philippines Chapter 12 11. The Parana River Floods during the Spanish-Colonial Period: Impact and Responses Chapter 13 12. Documenting Disaster: Archival Investigations of Climate, Crisis, and Catastrophe in Colonial Mexico Chapter 14 13. American Disasters during the Twentieth Century: The Case of New Jersey Chapter 15 Afterword
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Floods, famines, earthquakes, and other disasters have wrought havoc throughout history. This book presents studies ranging from Finland to the Philippines, and from medieval times until today, to show the diversity of human responses to terrible catastrophes. Everyone interested in the uneasy relationship between nature and culture will want to read this book.