The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap / Edition 1

The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap / Edition 1

by Alan Macfarlane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631181172

ISBN-13: 9780631181170

Pub. Date: 06/04/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Through detailed comparative analysis of English and Japanese history the book explores such matters as the destruction of war, decline of famine, the control of fertility.  See more details below

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Through detailed comparative analysis of English and Japanese history the book explores such matters as the destruction of war, decline of famine, the control of fertility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631181170
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/04/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

References, Conventions and Measures.

Introduction.

Part I: The Trap:.

1. The Malthusian Trap.

2. Two Islands.

Part II: Wars of Peace:.

3. Natural Environment, Culture and Human Labour.

4. The Destruction of War.

5. The Nature, Causes and Elimination of Famine.

6. Food and Nutrition.

Part III: In the Body: .

7. Dysentery, Typhoid, Cholera and the Water Supply.

8. Drink: Milk, Water, Beer and Tea.

9. Two Methods for the Disposal of Human Excrement.

Part IV: On the Body:.

10. Vector-borne Diseases: Plague, Typhus and Malaria.

11. Public Environs: Streets, Fields and Markets.

12. Housing and Health.

13. Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.

14. Bodily Hygiene: Bathing and Washing.

15. Changing Concepts of Dirt and Cleanliness.

Part V: In the Air:.

16. Air-borne Diseases: Smallpox, Measles and Tuberculosis.

Part VI: In the Womb:.

17. Fertility, Marriage and Sexual Relations.

18. Biology and Contraception.

19. Abortion and Infanticide.

20. Strategies of Heirship.

Part VII: Outcome: .

21. Design and Chance.

Index.

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