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Natural disasters, cultural responses : case studies toward a global environmental history /

"This collection of essays testifies to the profound impact that earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and other such events have had on humans throughout history in every part of the world. Several contributors argue that the experience of catastrophe has changed humans' behavior and perceptions over ti...

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Other Authors: Mauch, Christof., Pfister, Christian.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2009
Series: International environmental history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction /
  • Christof Mauch
  • 1.
  • Learning from Nature-Induced Disasters: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies from Western Europe /
  • Christian Pfister
  • 2.
  • Disaster and Political Culture in Germany since 1500 /
  • Franz Mauelshagen
  • 3.
  • Summer Frost: A Natural Hazard with Fatal Consequences in Preindustrial Finland /
  • Timo Myllyntaus
  • 4.
  • Society and Natural Risks in France, 1500-2000: Changing Historical Perspectives /
  • Rene Favier and Anne-Marie Granet-Abisset
  • 5.
  • Humanitarianism and Colonialism: Religious Responses to the Algerian Drought and Famine of 1866-1870 /
  • Bertrand Taithe
  • 6.
  • The Floods of Baghdad: Cultural and Technological Responses /
  • Otfried Weintritt
  • 7.
  • Interpreting Earthquakes in Medieval Islamic Texts /
  • Anna A. Akasay
  • 8.
  • Famine in Bengal: A Comparison of the 1770 Famine in Bengal and the 1897 Famine in Chotanagpur /
  • Vinita Damodaran
  • 9.
  • "Heaven-Sent Disasters" in Late Imperial China: The Scope of the State and Beyond /
  • Andrea Tanku
  • 10.
  • Cultures of Disaster, Cultures of Coping: Hazard as a Frequent Life Experience in the Philippines /
  • Greg Bankoff
  • 11.
  • The Parana River Floods during the Spanish Colonial Period: Impact and Responses /
  • Maria del Rosario Prieto
  • 12.
  • Documenting Disaster: Archival Investigations of Climate, Crisis, and Catastrophe in Colonial Mexico /
  • Georgina H. Bndfield, Sarah J. Davies, Isabel Fernandez Tejeda, Sarah E. Metcalfe and Sarah L. O'Hara
  • 13.
  • American Disasters during the Twentieth Century: The Case of New Jersey /
  • James K. Mitchell
  • Afterword /
  • Christian Pfister.