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Global Crisis : War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century - Abridged Ed.

Author: Geoffrey Parker
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible synthesis of the prescient best seller exploring seventeenth-century catastrophe and the impact of climate change

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Parker, Geoffrey.
Global Crisis : War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century - Abridged Ed.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Parker
ISBN: 9780300226355 0300226357
OCLC Number: 988869769
Notes: The Revolt of Portugal.
Description: 1 online resource (673 pages)
Contents: Cover page ; Halftitle page ; Title page ; Copyright page ; Dedication ; Epigraph ; Contents; Figures; Preface to the Abridged and Revised Edition; Prologue: Did Someone Say 'Climate Change'?; Introduction: The Little Ice Age and the General Crisis; PART I THE PLACENTA OF THE CRISIS; chapter one The Little Ice Age1; 'A Strange and Wondrous Succession of Changes in the Weather'; The Search for Scapegoats; Blame it on El Niño?; Climate and Crops; Climate and Calories; Calories and Death; An Overpopulated World?; chapter two The General Crisis; 'The Century of the Soldiers'; 'Feeding Mars' The Fiscal-Military StateDoing God's Work; Pride and Prejudice; Minorities and Tanistry; The Curse of the Composite State; Favourites; Absolutism and the 'Willingness to Wink'; chapter three 'Hunger Is the Greatest Enemy': The Heart of the Crisis; Agriculture on the Margin; The Urban Graveyard Effect; Palace Cities; The Macroregions; Malevolence and the Macroregions; 'The Haves and the Have-nots'; chapter four Surviving in the Seventeenth Century1; I. Death: 'Never Send to Know for Whom the Bell Tolls'3; II. Only Women Bleed; III. Migration; PART II ENDURING THE CRISIS. Chapter five The Great Enterprise in China, 1618-841Manchus versus Ming; The Erosion of Ming Power; The Great Enterprise Begins; The Little Ice Age Strikes; The Alienated Intellectuals of Ming China; The Rise of the Dashing Prince; The Tipping Point: China's Battle of Hastings; China Partitioned; 'Keep Your Head, Lose Your Hair; Keep Your Hair, Lose Your Head'; 'China in Tigers' Jaws'; The Cost of Changing the Mandate; chapter six The 'Great Shaking': Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1618-861; The Humiliation of Russia; The 'Imaginary Little World' of the Muscovites. The Tsar and his 'Slaves''The Whole World is Shaking'; The Great Compromise of 1649; The Ukrainian Revolt; The Tipping Point: The Commonwealth Dismembered; Ruin and 'the Deluge'; Russia's Religious Schism; Stenka Razin; The New Order; chapter seven The 'Ottoman Tragedy', 1618-831; 'The Greatest Empire That Is, or Perhaps That Ever Was'; Climate and Depopulation; 'The Ottoman Tragedy'7; Murad IV's Personal Rule; The Mad Sultan; A Second Regicide; The Return of Stability; The Messianic Moment of Shabbatai Zvi; The Tipping Point; chapter eight Bloodlands: Germany and its Neighbours, 1618-881. The Long Shadow of the Thirty Years' WarThe Prague Spring; The Crisis of the Dutch Republic; Enter Denmark; 'The Root of All Evils'; The Tipping Point: The Rape of Germany; Peace Breaks Out in Germany; Denmark and Sweden on the Edge; The Second Crisis of the Dutch Republic; The Danes 'Forge their Own Chains'; 'The All-Destructive Fury of the Thirty Years' War': A Myth?36; chapter nine The Agony of the Iberian Peninsula, 1618-891; 'The Target at Which the Whole World Wants to Shoot its Arrows'; Open Opposition Begins; The Portuguese Emergency; Olivares at Bay; The Revolt of the Catalans.

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