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The great famine : northern Europe in the early fourteenth century

Author: William C Jordan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The horrors of the Great Famine (1315-1322), one of the severest catastrophes ever to strike northern Europe, lived on for centuries in the minds of Europeans who recalled tales of widespread hunger, class warfare, epidemic disease, frighteningly high mortality, and unspeakable crimes. Until now, no one has offered a perspective of what daily life was actually like throughout the entire region devastated by this
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William C Jordan
ISBN: 0691011346 9780691011349 0691058911 9780691058917 9781400822133 1400822130
OCLC Number: 33900139
Awards: Winner of Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America 2000 (United States)
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1996 (United States)
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1996
Description: 317 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I.A Calamity "Unheard-of Among Living Men" 1. The Bringers of Famine in 1315: Rain, War, God. 2. The Harvest Failures and Animal Murrains --
pt. II. The Economics and Demography of the Famine in Rural Society. 3. Prices and Wages. 4. The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Lords. 5. The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Rustics. 6. The Struggle for Survival --
pt. III. Towns and Principalities. 7. Urban Demography and Economy. 8. Coping in Towns. 9. The Policies of Princes.
Responsibility: William Chester Jordan.
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