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Disasters and History

Disasters and History

The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies

by Bas van BavelDaniel R. Curtis Jessica Dijkman and others
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Publication Date: 22/10/2020
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Disasters and History offers the first comprehensive historical overview of hazards and disasters. Drawing on a range of case studies, including the Black Death, the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the Fukushima disaster, the authors examine how societies dealt with shocks and hazards and their potentially disastrous outcomes. They reveal the ways in which the consequences and outcomes of these disasters varied widely not only between societies but also within the same societies according to social groups, ethnicity and gender. They also demonstrate how studying past disasters, including earthquakes, droughts, floods and epidemics, can provide a lens through which to understand the social, economic and political functioning of past societies and reveal features of a society which may otherwise remain hidden from view. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
ISBN:
9781108477178
9781108477178
Category:
The environment
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
22-10-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
240.03x160.02x24.89mm
Weight:
0.5kg

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