Historical Disaster Experiences: Towards a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europe

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Historical disaster research is still a young field. This book discusses the experiences of natural disasters in different cultures, from Europe across the Near East to Asia. It focuses on the pre-industrial era and on the question of similarities, differences and transcultural dynamics in the cultural handling of natural disasters. Which long-lasting cultural patterns of perception, interpretation and handling of disasters can be determined? Have specific types of disasters changed the affected societies? What have people ...

Historical Disaster Experiences: Towards a Comparative and Transcultural History of Disasters Across Asia and Europe 2017, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319491622

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