An environmental history of the Middle Ages [electronic resource] : the crucible of nature /
by John Aberth.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
9780203107690 (ebook), 9780415779456 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780415779463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
9780203107690 (ebook)
9780415779456 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780415779463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Part I. Air, Water, Earth -- In the Beginning... -- Worshipping the Elements -- The Medieval Warm Period -- Harnessing the Elements -- Collaboration, or Exploitation? -- The Little Ice Age -- Earth, Wind, and Death -- Environmental Causes of the Plague -- Man-Made Pollution of the Environment -- The Poison Thesis -- Weather Magic -- Part II. Forest -- Pre-Christian Tree Cults -- Surviving Wildwood at the Start of the Middle Ages -- The Early Medieval Woodland -- An Era of Great Clearances? -- A Brief History of the Royal Forest of England -- The Evidence of the Eyre Rolls -- Managing the King's Woods -- Disafforestment and the Rise of Private Woodland -- The Management of Woods Elsewhere -- Shaping the Idea of Wilderness -- A Renaissance in Regrowth of the Forest? -- Part III. Beast -- Animals on the Farm : The Early Middle Ages -- Animals on the Farm : The High and Late Middle Ages -- Animals as Pets and Companions -- Animals of the Hunt : Origins of Medieval Hunting -- Animals of the Hunt : Deer and Other Game -- Animals of the Hunt : Romance vs. Reality -- Animals of the Hunt : Falconry and Fishing -- Animals and Disease -- Animals on Trial -- Animals in the Bed -- Animals and Magic -- Afterword.
general note
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references(p. [235]-307) and index.

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