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By Richard Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 052170037X

ISBN-13: 9780521700375

ISBN-10: 0521876966

ISBN-13: 9780521876964

How did medieval Europeans use and alter their environments, take into consideration the flora and fauna, and take a look at to address the traditional forces affecting their lives? This groundbreaking environmental background examines medieval relationships with the flora and fauna from the point of view of social ecology, viewing human society as a hybrid of the cultural and the common. Richard Hoffmann's interdisciplinary technique sheds vital mild on such relevant themes in medieval background because the decline of Rome, spiritual doctrine, urbanization and expertise, in addition to key environmental issues, between them strength use, sustainability, illness and weather switch. Revealing the position of normal forces in occasions formerly visible as simply human, the ebook explores matters together with the therapy of animals, the 'tragedy of the commons', agricultural clearances and agrarian economies. through introducing medieval historical past within the context of social ecology, it brings the flora and fauna into historiography as an agent and item of background itself.

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