The essays in this 1985 volume direct attention to important questions on the relationship between food and history.
Table of Contents
1. Nutrition and history Robert I. Rotberg; 2. Nutrition, mortality and population size: Malthus' court of last report Susan Cotts Watkins and Etienne van de Walle; 3. Food, Infection Thomas McKeown; 4. Infection, hidden hunger, and history Ann G. Carmichael; 5. The impact of scarcity and plenty on population change in England, 1571–1871 Roger Schofield; 6. The nutrition-mortality link in past times: a comment Massumo Livi-Bacci; 7. The horticultural revolution: a cautionary note on prices Joan Thirsk; 8. Social conflict and the grain supply in eighteenth-century France Olwen Hufton; 9. Food entitlement, famine, and conflict Louise A. Tilly; 10. Famines, epidemics, and population growth Michelle B. McAlpin; 11. Better nutrition and India: a comment Santhebachahalli G. Srikantia; 12. Nutrition in African History Philip D. Curtin; 13. The impact of scarcity and plenty on development Ester Boserup; 14. Functional consequences of malnutrition for human populations: a comment Nevin S. Scrimshaw; 15. The effects of population on nutrition and economic well-being Julian L. Simon; 16. Economics and population growth: a comment Roderick C. Floud; 17. Secular changes in American and British stature and nutrition Robert W. Fogel et al.; 18. Synergy among mass infections, famines and poverty Carl E. Taylor; 19. The relationship of nutrition, disease, and social conditions: a graphical presentation The Conferees; 20. Diet and delocalization: dietary changes since 1750 Gretel H. Pelto and Peretti J. Pelto; 21. The value of contemporary food and nutrition studies for historians Nevin S. Scrimshaw.
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