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The Resource The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century, William Rosen

The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century, William Rosen

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The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century
Title
The third horseman
Title remainder
climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century
Statement of responsibility
William Rosen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history ... In May 1315, it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a millennium. Two separate animal epidemics killed nearly 80 percent of northern Europe's livestock. Wars between Scotland and England, France and Flanders, and two rival claimants to the Holy Roman Empire destroyed all remaining farmland. After seven years, the combination of lost harvests, warfare, and pestilence would claim six million lives--one eighth of Europe's total population. William Rosen draws on a wide array of disciplines, from military history to feudal law to agricultural economics and climatology, to trace the succession of traumas that caused the Great Famine. With dramatic appearances by Scotland's William Wallace, and the luckless Edward II and his treacherous Queen Isabella, history's best documented episode of catastrophic climate change comes alive, with powerful implications for future calamities"--
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1955-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, William
Dewey number
940.1/92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Climatic changes
  • Climate and civilization
  • Harvesting
  • War and society
  • Epidemics
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century, William Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289) 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
Prologue: Eight Crowns in Boulogne, 1308 -- The Fury of the Northmen, 793-1066 -- Henceforth Be Earls, 1066-1298 -- Penalty for Their Betters, 1298-1307 -- Douglas's Larder, 1307-1312 -- Scots, Wha Hae, 1313-1315 -- The Floodgates of the Heavens, 1315-1316 -- A Dearness of Wheat, 1316-1317 -- She-Wolf of France, 1313-1320 -- The Dearest Beef I've Ever Seen, 1320-1322 -- The Mouse Tower of Bingen, 800-1323 -- Long Years of Havoc, 1323-1328 -- Epilogue: The Delicate Balance
Control code
ocn872557826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780670025893
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013047842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872557826
Label
The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century, William Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289) 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
Prologue: Eight Crowns in Boulogne, 1308 -- The Fury of the Northmen, 793-1066 -- Henceforth Be Earls, 1066-1298 -- Penalty for Their Betters, 1298-1307 -- Douglas's Larder, 1307-1312 -- Scots, Wha Hae, 1313-1315 -- The Floodgates of the Heavens, 1315-1316 -- A Dearness of Wheat, 1316-1317 -- She-Wolf of France, 1313-1320 -- The Dearest Beef I've Ever Seen, 1320-1322 -- The Mouse Tower of Bingen, 800-1323 -- Long Years of Havoc, 1323-1328 -- Epilogue: The Delicate Balance
Control code
ocn872557826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780670025893
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013047842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872557826

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