Storia Economica E Ambiente Italiano Ca 1400 1850

Autore: Guido Alfani
Editore: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8856847086
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L Indice Dei Libri Del Mese

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At The Centre Of The Old World

Autore: Paola Lanaro
Editore: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
ISBN: 9780772720313
Grandezza: 55,94 MB
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Commercial Networks And European Cities 1400 1800

Autore: Andrea Caracausi
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318617
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Merchant networks generated trade and the exchange of goods between the cities of early modern Europe. This collection of essays analyses these commercial networks, focusing on the roles of kinship, origin, religion and business in creating and maintaining urban economies.

A Forest On The Sea

Autore: Karl Appuhn
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801892619
Grandezza: 25,56 MB
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Wood was essential to the survival of the Venetian Republic. To build its great naval and merchant ships, maintain its extensive levee system, construct buildings, fuel industries, and heat homes, Venice needed access to large quantities of oak and beech timber. The island city itself was devoid of any forests, so the state turned to its mainland holdings for this vital resource. A Forest on the Sea explores the history of this enterprise and Venice’s efforts to extend state control over its natural resources. Karl Appuhn explains how Venice went from an isolated city completely dependent on foreign suppliers for wood to a regional state with a sophisticated system of administering and preserving forests. Intent on conserving this invaluable resource, Venice employed specialized experts to manage its forests. The state bureaucracy supervised this work, developing a philosophy about the environment—namely, a mutual dependence between humans and the natural world—that was far ahead of its time. Its efforts kept many large forest preserves under state protection, some of which still stand today. A Forest on the Sea offers a completely novel perspective on how Renaissance Europeans thought about the natural world. It sheds new light on how cultural conceptions about nature influenced political policies for resource conservation and land management in Venice.

Communities And Conflicts In The Alps From The Late Middle Ages To Early Modernity

Autore: Marco Bellabarba
ISBN: 9783428148219
Grandezza: 29,88 MB
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Famine In European History

Autore: Guido Alfani
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107179939
Grandezza: 36,94 MB
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This is the first systematic study of famines in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present. In case studies ranging from Scandinavia and Italy to Ireland and Russia, leading scholars compare the characteristics, consequences and causes of famine. The famines they describe differ greatly in size, duration and context; in many cases the damage wrought by poor harvests was confounded by war. The roles of human action, malfunctioning markets and poor relief are a recurring theme. The chapters also take full account of demographic, institutional, economic, social and cultural aspects, providing a wealth of new information which is organized and analysed within a comparative framework. Famine in European History represents a significant new contribution to demographic history, and will be of interest to all those who want to discover more about famines - truly horrific events which, for centuries, have been a recurring curse for the Europeans.

Calamities And The Economy In Renaissance Italy

Autore: G. Alfani
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137289775
Grandezza: 68,56 MB
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Italy faced a number of catastrophes in the long sixteenth century. This economic and demographic history follows the consequences of these catastrophes - the action of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse - War, Famine and Plague, all followed by Death.

Religion And The Decline Of Fertility In The Western World

Autore: F. W. A. van Poppel
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051905
Grandezza: 72,62 MB
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This book provides new insights into the relationships between religion and demography during the crucial period of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Apart from providing a wealth of descriptive information on family life and fertility in different national and religious settings, the major strength of the book lies in its conceptual insights. The book will attract and stimulate readers at the advanced undergraduate or at the graduate level in history, religious studies, women s studies, family studies, social demography, sociology, and anthropology due to its subject matter (moral issues related to fertility decline and family change played an important role in processes like secularisation, and religious secessions in the 19th and 20th century), its analytical approach (all chapters make use of micro-level data on family and family size and use comparable statistical methods specifically suited for these kinds of data), and its theoretical orientation (the chapters explicitly focus on the variety of mechanisms via which religions had an effect on family life and fertility). The book is truly cross-cultural, showing the similarities as well as the differences in the positions of the various churches on matters important for reproduction in Western Europe, the US and Canada in the period 1850-1950. The consideration of the causes of variations in family size in the past provides a refreshing perspective on contemporary effects of religion on reproductive behaviour and the family.

The Silk Industry Of Renaissance Venice

Autore: Luca Molà
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801876559
Grandezza: 35,47 MB
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His findings contribute in an important way to the ongoing scholarly assessment of Venice's place in the economy of the Renaissance and the Mediterranean world.