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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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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed historian demonstrates a link between climate change and social unrest across the globe during the mid-17th century. Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides, government collapses-the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were unprecedented in both frequency and severity. The effects of what historians call the "General Crisis" extended from England to Japan and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. In this meticulously researched volume, historian Geoffrey Parker presents the firsthand testimony of men and women who experienced the many political, economic, and social crises that occurred between 1618 to the late 1680s. He also incorporates the scientific evidence of climate change during this period into the narrative, offering a strikingly new understanding of the General Crisis. Changes in weather patterns, especially longer winters and cooler and wetter summers, disrupted growing seasons and destroyed harvests. This in turn brought hunger, malnutrition, and disease; and as material conditions worsened, wars, rebellions, and revolutions rocked the world
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1943-
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Parker, Geoffrey
Dewey number
909/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History, Modern
  • Military history
  • Civil war
  • Revolutions
  • Climatic changes
  • Disasters
Target audience
adult
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Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13555885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780300189193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13555885
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13555885
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Global crisis : war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century, Geoffrey Parker
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13555885
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780300189193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13555885
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13555885
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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