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Environment and Early Settlement

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...On the eastern fringe of the Iranian Plateau, far from the imperial centers in Mesopotamia, lies the land of Sistan. In terms of geomorphology it consists of an inland drainage basin, closely resembling the arid kavirs farther west. Yet...
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...A coloured map of the world, drawn on vellum on a plane scale, to illustrate the description of Pius II...

The Middle East, Iranshahr, and the Persian Empires

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...As a historical term, the Middle East is less than satisfactory. It is rich in connotations, but lacking in precision. In modern usage it refers broadly to the arid lands east and south of the Mediterranean. While that region today may...

Food Security

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Hunger: A Disquieting Presence Libera nos Domine a fame, a bello, a peste. Famines, wars, epidemics: in this Latin invocation, these are the three scourges of the apocalypse that strike...

The Crisis of the Seventh Century: Environmental and Demographic Disaster

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Shortly after the completing of the great Nahrawan system, Mesopotamia was ravaged by a series of disasters: civil wars, invasions, floods, and epidemics. The combined effect was devastating and by late Sassanian times the southern part...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Heather McKillop

Heather McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor at Louisiana State University in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador...
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...Map of West African coast (noted as "Ginea Portogalexe", or Portuguese Guinea) by an anonymous cartographer (often attributed to Christoforo Soligo). Part of a Portolano, containing thirty-five charts, on a plane scale, each 1 f. 9in. X l...

Environment and Irrigation Technologies

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...On the Iranian Plateau, i.e. the high country extending from the Zagros to the Hindu Kush, the environment sets conditions completely different from those in Mesopotamia and Khuzistan. These conditions, however, are difficult to describe...

The Twin Rivers.

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Any idea of what the floodplain looked like in the past must be based on projections from the present. But existing conditions are the product of millennia of human activity. Even the number and location of the river channels have changed...

Natural Worlds

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Grímur Kveldúlfsson, better known as Skalla-Grímr, “bald-Grim,” was not the founder of an empire. Neither was his son Egil, who would become one of medieval Iceland’s more colorful outlaws, a warrior-poet famous for the notorious exploits...