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Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice
 

Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice (Hardback)

Edited by Miglietti, Sara
Edited by Morgan, John

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Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World explores the relationship between cultural perceptions of the environment and practical attempts at environmental regulation and change between 1500 and 1800. Taking a cultural and intellectual approach to early modern environme...ntal governance, this edited collection combines an interpretative perspective with new insights into a period largely unfamiliar to environmental historians. In the early modern period, scientific debate and governmental action became increasingly preoccupied with the environment. Discussions spread across Europe and the wider world as to how to improve land and climate for human benefit. Encounters with entirely new contexts in colonial settings and changing local environments in Europe led to the reconsideration of long-held beliefs about the role of climate in upholding the social order, driving economies and affecting public health. This book shows how in a variety of national and international contexts practical efforts to enhance productive aspects of the environment were both led by and contributed to new conceptualisations of the role of 'nature' in human society. 'Climate theories' first advanced by ancient authors remained a popular explanatory paradigm throughout the early modern period, shaping social, environmental and public health policies. Yet the period between 1500 and 1800 was also one of substantial intellectual, scientific, and technological change. As new conceptions of nature, climate, and weather were developed, and the human footprint on Earth grew heavier, regulatory bodies made their first steps towards conservation and sustainable resource management. By taking a cultural and intellectual approach to early modern environmental history this book will be of special interest to environmental, cultural and intellectual historians, as well as anyone with an interest in the culture and politics of environmental governance.
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ISBN 9781138674776
Released NZ 27 Mar 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
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ISBN-13 9781138674776
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 27 Mar 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Miglietti, Sara
Edited by Morgan, John
Series Routledge Environmental Humanities
Category World History: C 1500 To C 1750
Social & Cultural History
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Number of Pages 210
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 363.700903
Weight 449g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Human ecology - History, Nature - Effect of human beings on - History, Global environmental change - History, Environmental policy - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text College/higher education

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