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Recapitulation and Comparison: Contrasting Highlands with Floodplain

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

...Like Mesopotamia, the Plateau clearly saw a considerable expansion of settlement and irrigation in Parthian and Sassanian times. Moreover, again like Mesopotamia, state-directed colonization appears to have been a key part in the process...

Health, Disease, and the Medieval Body

Ann G. Carmichael

Ann G. Carmichael is an historical epidemiologist originally trained in medicine and now emerita at Indiana University. She specializes in the history of plague and other infectious diseases, particularly in late medieval and Renaissance Italy. She is currently completing a study of mortality and public health in Sforza-era Milan (1450–1535). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Diet and environment shape the physical health and disease risks of human populations. Because people in the Middle Ages accepted different notions and concepts of health and disease than we hold today, it can be confusing to build...

Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Most children are born and grow up within a familial context, so a broader understanding of family and family relationships is essential to the study of childhood. Although historical scholarship on the family flourishes, this is untrue...

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Population and Environment in Early Medieval Europe The impact on western Europe of the so-called barbarian migrations that took place between the end of the fourth century...

Food Security

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...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

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 cronicles of Englond

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...Title and imprint from colophon. Signatures: pi⁸ a-x⁸ y⁶ (pi1, a1 blank). Capital spaces...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...The West has become accustomed to a paradigm of human progression: modern individuals grow taller and larger, and live longer; the past is filled with short people experiencing very short lives. It cannot be denied that medieval Europe...

Changes in Diet in the Late Middle Ages: The Case of Harvest Workers

Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer is Professor of Regional and Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages, and An Age of Transition? Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

Hambledon and London, 2000

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...For generations knowledge of medieval agriculture has advanced, yet still we have hazy notions of the consumption of foodstuffs, especially by the lower ranks of society. A greater awareness of eating patterns can help our understanding...

Towns and Cottages in Eleventh-Century England

Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer is Professor of Regional and Local History at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Making a Living in the Middle Ages, and An Age of Transition? Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval England

Hambledon and London, 2000

Book chapter

...Domesday Book provides us with a marvellous opportunity to explore the early history of towns. As Domesday describes both town and country, we ought to be able to investigate the proportion of town dwellers, and the interactions between...