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The Population of Europe / Edition 1
     

The Population of Europe / Edition 1

by Massimo Livi Bacci
 

ISBN-10: 0631218815

ISBN-13: 9780631218814

Pub. Date: 02/11/2000

Publisher: Wiley

This book presents the reader with a fascinating history of the inter-relationships between population, land, resources, and disease in Europe. Professor Livi Bacci integrates the key component of culture to provide a vivid social and narrative history from the first peopling of Europe through centuries of famine, hunger and premature death, up to present-day low

Overview

This book presents the reader with a fascinating history of the inter-relationships between population, land, resources, and disease in Europe. Professor Livi Bacci integrates the key component of culture to provide a vivid social and narrative history from the first peopling of Europe through centuries of famine, hunger and premature death, up to present-day low mortality, negligible hunger and population stability.

The author focuses on the determinants of epidemics and disease and also on the factors of climate, space and land and their impacts on food and energy supply. The book is accessibly written and translated for the student and general reader. Throughout the book, Professor Livi Bacci brings the human element to the forefront of population history creating an appealing narrative for all interested readers of this subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631218814
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2000
Series:
Making of Europe Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Jacques Le Goff.

Part I: Numbers:.

1. Factors of constraint and factors of choice.

2. A millenium of demographic development.

3. Slow change in old regime societies.

4. Interpretive choices.

Part II: Space:.

5. Geography and environment.

6. The conquest of space before the Black Death.

7. Again eastward and southward.

8. Settlement intensification and land reclamation.

9. Consolidation.

Part III: Food:.

10. Population and nutrition.

11. Nutrition, infection, and mortality.

12. Bread and its accompaniments.

13. Famine and hunger.

14. Long-term nutrition and mortality.

15. Paradoxes and reality.

Part IV: Microbes and Disease:.

16. Lives on the brink.

17. A world in motion.

18. The plague: a four-handed game.

19. The final match.

20. Demographic losses.

21. Other factors and the road to normalcy.

Part V: Systems: .

22. Demographic systems.

23. England, France, and Germany.

24. Marriage.

25. Fertility.

26. More on infant mortality.

27. Migration.

28. Equilibrium and transformations.

Part VI: The Great Transformation (1800-1914):.

29. A frame of reference.

30. Demographic expansion: numbers and interpretations.

31. Two months per year: increasing life expectancy.

32. Infant mortality.

33. The advent of birth control.

34. Outside of Europe.

Part VII: The End of a Cycle:.

35. Demography in the twentieth century: mortality and fertility.

36. Demography in the twentieth century: migration, structures, models.

37. Politics.

38. Economics.

39. Values.

Index.

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