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Famines in European Economic History : The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered,9780415656818
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Famines in European Economic History : The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415656818

ISBN10:
0415656818
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/12/2014
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

This volume re-evaluates economic and geographical aspects of famine in European history, though a comparative study of the Irish Famine 1845-1848, the Finnish Famine (1868) and the Ukraine Famine (Holodmor) of 1932-33. In each case, the book explores: An empirical overview of the pre-and post-famine economic, social, and demographic factors at a national scale. A spatial analysis of regional disparities (e.g. urban/rural) in how the famine catastrophe unfolded in each country and the subsequent long run development of the famine-struck regions, in terms of population dynamics, literacy and education, and economic development. A political geography discussion of how the peripheral location and/or peripheral political status of each country played a role in shaping the government's response, as well as its role in exacerbating the immediate famine and its aftermath. This contributed volume posits that the peripheral political and geographical status of a nation can manifest itself in both exacerbating the immediate famine shock and shaping a given nation's post-famine development. The volume advocates that the impact and long term consequences of famine for a nation should be understood not in isolation, but in the context a nation's relations with neighbouring states. Furthermore, regional structures within a given nation can lead to an unevenness in both the severity of the immediate famine crisis and the post-famine recovery.


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