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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

Label
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, William
Dewey number
940.1/92
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D202.8
LC item number
.R67 2014
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
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289) and index
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
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698163492
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9CD97182-BB6E-4042-8321-3773920E0B41
System control number
  • 1921961
  • (OCoLC)880355032
  • (OCoLC)ocn880355032
  • 1921961
Label
The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century, William Rosen
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-289) and index
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
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698163492
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9CD97182-BB6E-4042-8321-3773920E0B41
System control number
  • 1921961
  • (OCoLC)880355032
  • (OCoLC)ocn880355032
  • 1921961

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