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    DescriptionRevolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement.

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    Global Crisis
    War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey A. Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 904
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 54 mm
    Weight: 1,240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300208634
    ISBN 10: 0300208634

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: NAT036000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000, HIS037040
    B&T Approval Code: A41200000, A58603600
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000
    DC22: 909.6
    BISAC V2.8: SCI092000
    DC23: 909.6
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JPA, JBFK, JBFF, RBP
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MG
    Illustrations note
    28 colour illustrations + 55 figures
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Winner of the 2012 Heineken Prize for History, Geoffrey Parker is a renowned British historian who taught at the University of St Andrews, the University of Illinois, the University of British Columbia and Yale University before becoming Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History at The Ohio State University. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy, the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Spanish-American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cadiz), and the Royal Academy of History (Madrid). His many books include The Grand Strategy of Philip II, published by Yale in 1998 (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize) and The Military Revolution (winner of the best book prize of the American Military Institute and the Society for the History of Technology), as well as seminal works on global military history and early modern Europe.
    Review quote
    "Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2013 'In his monumental new book Parker's approach is systematic and painstaking... giving us a rich and emotionally intense sense of how it felt to live through chaotic times.' (Lisa Jardine, Financial Times) 'What relationship does a changing climate bear to global stability? There could scarcely be a more timely question to ask. Parker deploys a dazzling breadth of scholarship in answering it." (Dan Jones, The Times) 'Global Crisis is the production of a scholar who has reflected on what he knows long enough to take on the double task of synthesis and breakthrough... Parker regales the reader with some wild and grim tales, interleaved with thoughtful reflections from those who lived through the crises.' (Timothy Brook, Literary Review) 'My big book of the year has been Geoffrey Parker's Global Crisis on the disastrous war-torn 17th century. It fills in gaps, gives different perspectives - not least on Scotland during the Civil War - and opens new areas of history to explore.' (Catronia Graham, The Guardian) 'In this vast, superbly researched and utterly engrossing book, Parker shows how climate change pushed the world towards chaos... Parker's book is not merely powerful and convincing, it is a monument to scholarly dedication.' (Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times) 'Global Crisis is a magnum opus that will remain a touchstone in three areas for at least a generation: the history of the entire globe, the role of climate in history, and the identification of a major historical crisis in the seventeenth century... Wide-ranging, monumental works of history are rare; this is one of them.' (Theodore K. Rabb, Times Literary Supplement) 'This is indeed a superb and harrowing book, well worth reading for the skill with which Parker summarises the history of pretty well the whole world... a fascinating contribution to history.' (Christopher Booker, The Spectator)"