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Author Aberth, John, 1963-

Title An environmental history of the Middle Ages : the crucible of nature / John Aberth
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 326 pages) : illustrations
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 lMiddle 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
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-307) and index
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Subject Animals -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Forests and forestry -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Four elements (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Human ecology -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Human-animal relationships -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Middle Ages.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Forests and forestry.
Human ecology.
Human-animal relationships.
Middle Ages.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Social conditions.
Europe -- Environmental conditions
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012002332
ISBN 0203107691