Global Crisis : War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Paperback
Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread.
A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa.
North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s.
Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 904 pages, 28 col illus + 55 figs
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 01/08/2014
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780300208634