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Author Aberth, John, 1963-

Title An environmental history of the Middle Ages [electronic resource] : the crucible of nature / John Aberth.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.

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Description xvi, 326 p. : ill.
Note "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--t.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-307) and index.
Contents Part I. Air, Water, Earth -- In the Beginning ... -- Worshipping the Elements -- The Medieval Warm Period -- Harnessing the Elements -- Collaboration, or Exploitation? -- The Little Ice Age -- Earth, Wind, and Death -- Environmental Causes of the Plague -- Man-Made Pollution of the Environment -- The Poison Thesis -- Weather Magic -- Part II. Forest -- Pre-Christian Tree Cults -- Surviving Wildwood at the Start of the Middle Ages -- The Early Medieval Woodland -- An Era of Great Clearances? -- A Brief History of the Royal Forest of England -- The Evidence of the Eyre Rolls -- Managing the King's Woods -- Disafforestment and the Rise of Private Woodland -- The Management of Woods Elsewhere -- Shaping the Idea of Wilderness -- A Renaissance in Regrowth of the Forest? -- Part III. Beast -- Animals on the Farm : The Early Middle Ages -- Animals on the Farm : The High and Late Middle Ages -- Animals as Pets and Companions -- Animals of the Hunt : Origins of Medieval Hunting -- Animals of the Hunt : Deer and Other Game -- Animals of the Hunt : Romance vs. Reality -- Animals of the Hunt : Falconry and Fishing -- Animals and Disease -- Animals on Trial -- Animals in the Bed -- Animals and Magic -- Afterword.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Human ecology -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Four elements (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Forests and forestry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Animals -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Human-animal relationships -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Middle Ages.
Europe -- Environmental conditions.
Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780415779456 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780415779463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780203107690 (e-book)

 
    
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