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Author Henley, David, 1963-

Title Fertility, food and fever : population, economy and environment in North and Central Sulawesi, 1600-1930 / David Henley
Published Leiden : KITLV Press, 2005


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Description x, 711 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 201
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 201
Contents I. Introduction -- II. Economic patterns -- III. Interpreting the demographic data -- IV. Population data, Sangir and Talaud -- V. Population data, peninsular North Sulawesi -- VI. Population data, Central Sulawesi -- VII. Death and disease -- VIII. Disease control -- IX. The food supply -- X. Reproductive fertility -- XI. Demographic patterns -- XII. The causes of population growth -- XIII. Vegetation and deforestation -- XIV. The making of the landscape -- XV. Population and environment -- App. Areas of major islands and 1930 administrative divisions -- App. The Edeling fertility survey, Minahasa, 1874 -- App. The Kruyt fertility survey, Poso area, 1902 -- App. The Tillema fertility survey, Central Sulawesi, 1924 -- App. The Kundig fertility and mortality survey, Minahasa, 1930-1932 -- App. Land use in Minahasa, 1862 -- App. Land use in Minahasa, 1919 -- App. Areal foodcrop yields in Minahasa
Summary "Combining historical geography, historical demography and environmental history, this book examines the long-term relationships between population, economy and environment in the northern half of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Using a rich variety of Dutch historical sources, it attempts to reconstruct and analyse patterns of demographic, economic and landscape change throughout this large and ecologically diverse region over a period of almost three and a half centuries. Particular attention is given to the articulation between demographic and economic growth, to levels and determinants of reproductive fertility, to changing disease environments, and to the issue of agricultural sustainability and its preconditions. The results call into question some common views regarding the reasons for low population growth, and the relationship between population density and landscape change, in the Southeast Asian past."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Food supply -- Indonesia -- Sulawesi -- History.
Ecology -- Indonesia -- Sulawesi -- History.
Sulawesi (Indonesia) -- Population -- History.
Sulawesi (Indonesia) -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 2006402352
ISBN 9067182095