In the name of Allah the Merciful

The Writing of Natural Disaster in Europe, 1500–1826: Events in Excess

Sandhya Patel, Sophie Chiari, 3031121198, 978-3031121197, 9783031121197, B0BPX8WL27, 978-3-031-12119-7, 978-3-031-12120-3

English | 2023 | PDF

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This book explores reactions to and representations of natural disasters in early modern Europe. The contributors illustrate how the cultural production of the period - in manuals, treatises, sermons, travelogues and fiction - grappled with environmental catastrophe. Crucially, they interrogate how people in the early modern era rationalized and mediated the threat of events like plagues, great frosts, storms, floods and earthquakes. A vital contribution to environmental history, this book highlights the parallels between early modern responses to natural disaster and climate anxiety in our own era.