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The Resource Historical disaster experiences : towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe, Gerrit Jasper Schenk, editor

Historical disaster experiences : towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe, Gerrit Jasper Schenk, editor

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Historical disaster experiences : towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe
Title
Historical disaster experiences
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towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe
Statement of responsibility
Gerrit Jasper Schenk, editor
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Historical disaster research is still a young field. This book discusses the experiences different cultures, from Europe across the Near East to Asia, have of natural disasters. It focuses on the pre-industrial era and on the question of similarities, differences and transcultural dynamics in the cultural handling of natural disasters. Which long-lasting cultural patterns of perception, interpretation and handling of disasters can be determined? Have specific types of disasters changed the affected societies? What have people learned from disasters and what not? What adaptation and coping strategies existed? Which natural, societal and economic parameters play a part? The book not only reveals the historical depth of present practices, but also reveals possible comparisons that show globalization processes, entanglements and exchanges of ideas and practices in preMit bestem Dank im voraus-modern times
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N$T
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D24
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Schenk, Gerrit J.
Series statement
Transcultural research-- Heidelberg stuides on Asia and Europe in a global context
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  • Disasters
  • Disasters
  • Asia
  • Europe
Label
Historical disaster experiences : towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe, Gerrit Jasper Schenk, editor
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; Part I: State of Research, Concepts, and Methods; Historical Disaster Experiences: First Steps Toward a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europ...; Nature, Culture, and Disaster: Concepts, Research, and Questions; A Short Conceptual History of D̀̀isaster ́́and C̀̀atastrophe;́́ C̀̀ultures of Disaster? ́́Research and Questions; Historical Disaster Experiences: Genesis of the Volume; Learning from Disaster?; Hybridity of Historical Disasters: Nature, Society, and Power
  • Transculturality of Historical Disasters: Governance and the Materialisation of GlocalisationH̀̀istorical Disaster Experiences: ́́Structure of the Book, Hypotheses, and Open Questions; Living with Hazard: Disaster Subcultures, Disaster Cultures and Risk-Mitigating Strategies; Cultures of Disaster; Disaster Subcultures; Disaster Cultures; Risk-Mitigating Strategies; Living with Hazard; Part II: Materiality of Disasters: Natural Impact, Social Experience; Several Natural Disasters in the Middle East (at the Beginning of the Eleventh Century) and Their Consequences; Introduction
  • Different Kinds of Natural DisasterConsequences and Action Taken; Conclusion; Fanā and Fasād: Perceptions and Concepts of Crises and Disasters in Fourteenth-Century Egypt; Introduction; Fasād; Fanā; Conclusion; The Black Death and the Human Impact on the Environment; The Day the Sun Turned Blue: A Volcanic Eruption in the Early 1460s and Its Possible Climatic Impact-A Natural Disaster Percei...; 1466-70: Years Without Summer?; Flooding; The Quality of Wine; Grain Harvest and Dearth; Pestilence; Effects on Politics, Culture, and War; Pitfalls and Complications; Doubting the Volcanic Eruption
  • Blue Sun and Black Rice in 1465: Global Events?Conclusion; Cultural Implications of Natural Disasters: Historical Reports of the Volcano Eruption of July, 1256 CE; Introduction; Sources; Abu Shāmaś Account; Other Accounts of the Volcanic Eruption; More Modern Historians Reflecting on the Events; Conclusion; When Europe Was Burning: The Multi-season Mega-drought of 1540 and Arsonist Paranoia; The Blaze of Einbeck; The Search for Culprits; The Spark of Sundsvall; Europeś Largest Natural Disaster; An Underestimated Record-breaking Event; The Meteorological Drought; The Hydrological Drought
  • Year-long HeatAn Evidence-based Worst-case Scenario; Conclusion: Scapegoats of Climatic Extremes; Part III: Heaven and Earth: Searching for Reasons; À̀ssur Will Suffer: ́́Predicting Disaster in Ancient Egypt; Text Samples; A) Papyrus Cairo 31222:; B) From Papyrus Vienna D 6278+; C) From Papyrus BM 10651 (Unpublished); D) Papyrus BM 10660 (Unpublished); E) Papyrus BM 10661 (Unpublished); Ǹ̀atural ́́Disasters in the Arabic Astro-meteorological Malama Handbooks; Introduction to the Malama Handbooks; Development of the Malama Genres; Popularity of the Astro-meteorological Malama
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1 online resource
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online
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9783319491622
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-49163-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn978273265
Label
Historical disaster experiences : towards a comparative and transcultural history of disasters across Asia and Europe, Gerrit Jasper Schenk, editor
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; Part I: State of Research, Concepts, and Methods; Historical Disaster Experiences: First Steps Toward a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europ...; Nature, Culture, and Disaster: Concepts, Research, and Questions; A Short Conceptual History of D̀̀isaster ́́and C̀̀atastrophe;́́ C̀̀ultures of Disaster? ́́Research and Questions; Historical Disaster Experiences: Genesis of the Volume; Learning from Disaster?; Hybridity of Historical Disasters: Nature, Society, and Power
  • Transculturality of Historical Disasters: Governance and the Materialisation of GlocalisationH̀̀istorical Disaster Experiences: ́́Structure of the Book, Hypotheses, and Open Questions; Living with Hazard: Disaster Subcultures, Disaster Cultures and Risk-Mitigating Strategies; Cultures of Disaster; Disaster Subcultures; Disaster Cultures; Risk-Mitigating Strategies; Living with Hazard; Part II: Materiality of Disasters: Natural Impact, Social Experience; Several Natural Disasters in the Middle East (at the Beginning of the Eleventh Century) and Their Consequences; Introduction
  • Different Kinds of Natural DisasterConsequences and Action Taken; Conclusion; Fanā and Fasād: Perceptions and Concepts of Crises and Disasters in Fourteenth-Century Egypt; Introduction; Fasād; Fanā; Conclusion; The Black Death and the Human Impact on the Environment; The Day the Sun Turned Blue: A Volcanic Eruption in the Early 1460s and Its Possible Climatic Impact-A Natural Disaster Percei...; 1466-70: Years Without Summer?; Flooding; The Quality of Wine; Grain Harvest and Dearth; Pestilence; Effects on Politics, Culture, and War; Pitfalls and Complications; Doubting the Volcanic Eruption
  • Blue Sun and Black Rice in 1465: Global Events?Conclusion; Cultural Implications of Natural Disasters: Historical Reports of the Volcano Eruption of July, 1256 CE; Introduction; Sources; Abu Shāmaś Account; Other Accounts of the Volcanic Eruption; More Modern Historians Reflecting on the Events; Conclusion; When Europe Was Burning: The Multi-season Mega-drought of 1540 and Arsonist Paranoia; The Blaze of Einbeck; The Search for Culprits; The Spark of Sundsvall; Europeś Largest Natural Disaster; An Underestimated Record-breaking Event; The Meteorological Drought; The Hydrological Drought
  • Year-long HeatAn Evidence-based Worst-case Scenario; Conclusion: Scapegoats of Climatic Extremes; Part III: Heaven and Earth: Searching for Reasons; À̀ssur Will Suffer: ́́Predicting Disaster in Ancient Egypt; Text Samples; A) Papyrus Cairo 31222:; B) From Papyrus Vienna D 6278+; C) From Papyrus BM 10651 (Unpublished); D) Papyrus BM 10660 (Unpublished); E) Papyrus BM 10661 (Unpublished); Ǹ̀atural ́́Disasters in the Arabic Astro-meteorological Malama Handbooks; Introduction to the Malama Handbooks; Development of the Malama Genres; Popularity of the Astro-meteorological Malama
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319491622
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-49163-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn978273265

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