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By Peregrine Horden, Sharon Kinoshita

A better half to Mediterranean History offers a wide-ranging evaluation of this bright box of ancient examine, drawing jointly students from a number of disciplines to debate the advance of the zone from Neolithic instances to the present.


  • Provides a worthwhile advent to present debates on Mediterranean background and is helping outline the sector for a brand new generation
  • Covers advancements within the Mediterranean global from Neolithic instances to the trendy era
  • Enables fruitful discussion between quite a lot of disciplines, together with  historical past, archaeology, artwork, literature, and anthropology

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Jalut, G. and Julià, R. et al. (2011) Mid-Holocene vegetation and climatic history of the Iberian peninsula. Holocene, 21 (1): 75–93. Pfister, C. (1984–1985) Das Klima der Schweiz von 1525–1860 und seine Bedeutung in der Geschichte von Bevölkerung und Landwirtschaft, Bern: P. Haupt. , Pinardi, N. and Navarra, A. (2003) Teleconnections between Indian monsoon and Sahel rainfall and the Mediterranean. International Journal of Climatology, 23: 173–186. , Leslie, W. and Theocaris, A. et al. H. A. K.

2 Chronicle mentions of unusual or extreme weather events start to become voluminous in the fourteenth century (Alexandre, 1987). Records of the date of grape ­harvests (reflecting summer temperatures) have been reconstructed with increasing density from the fifteenth century on, and comparisons of variations in these dates with instrumental data from the eighteenth and nineteenth century show a strong correlation (Le Roy Ladurie, 1971 and 2011). By the eighteenth century, the indirect consequences of weather variation is increasingly reflected in records of local food supplies found, for example, in parish tithe records and the registers of towns and ­cities concerned with feeding their populations.

Contains essays on more recent climatic events, though not focusing on the Mediterranean. H. (1995) Climate, History and the Modern World, 2nd edn, London and New York: Routledge. A good general introduction to how climate systems work. Lionello, P. ) (2012) The Climate of the Mediterranean Region: From the Past to the Future, Amsterdam: Elsevier. Contains highly technical summaries of current knowledge as well as very full bibliographies. Chapter Two The Vegetative Mediterranean Paolo Squatriti To the second, more luxurious, edition of his great work, the father of Mediterranean history, Fernand Braudel, added a curious map of areas where olive and palm trees will grow (1972–3: 232).

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