Crises in economic and social history : a comparative perspective / edited by A.T. Brown, Andy Burn and Rob Doherty
- People, markets, goods: economies and societies in history, 2051-7467 ; 6
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I CONCEPT AND METHODOLOGY -- 1.`Crisis' and the Great Depression in Latin America / Alan Knight -- 2.Using the Disaster Cycle in Economic and Social History / John Singleton -- 3.Economic Crises in England, 1270--1520: A Statistical Approach / Catherine Casson -- pt. II AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT -- 4.Flogging a Dead Cow: Coping with Animal Panzootic on the Eve of the Black Death / Philip Slavin -- 5.Early Modern `Resource Crisis': The Wood Shortage Debates in Europe / Paul Warde -- 6.The International Crisis of 1972--77: The Neglected Agrarian Dimension / John Martin -- pt. III DEATH AND DISEASE -- 7.Coping with Epidemic Crises, from Antiquity to the Present / Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. -- 8.Plague Year 1680 in Central Europe: Using Czech Plague Registers to Monitor Epidemic Progression / Pavla Jirkova -- 9.`Two Words... Good Sanitation': Colonial Medical Responses to the Cholera Epidemics of 1865 and 1888 in Malta / Josette Duncan -- pt. IV FINANCE AND BANKING -- 10.The Impact of Crises on Credit in the Late Medieval English Economy / Pamela Nightingale -- 11.Dealing with the Threat of Reform: The Bank of England in the 1780s / Anne L. Murphy -- 12.Bursting the Bubble: The 2007 Northern Rock Crisis in Historical Perspective / Ranald Michie -- pt. V TRADE AND INDUSTRY -- 13.Crises in the Late Medieval English Cloth Trade / John S. Lee -- 14.The Roots of Decline: The Tyrolean Silk Industry and the Crises of the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century / Cinzia Lorandini -- 15.The Stabilising Effects of the Dingley Tariff and the Recovery from the 1890s Depression in the USA / Peter H. Bent.
- This collection of essays brings together historians examining social and economic crises from the thirteenth century to the twenty-first. Crisis is an almost ubiquitous concept for historians, applicable across (amongst others) the histories of agriculture, disease, finance and trade. Yet there has been little attempt to compare its use as an explanatory tool between these discrete fields of research. This volume breaks down the boundaries between traditional historical time periods and sub-disciplines of history to examine the ways in which past societies have coped with crises, and the role of crisis in generating economic and social change. Should we conceptualise a medieval agrarian or financial crisis differently from their modern counterparts? Were there similarities in how contemporaries responded to famine or outbreaks of disease? How comparable are crises within households, within institutions, or across national and international networks of trade?
- 9781783270422 (pbk) and 178327042X (pbk)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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