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The many smaller studies 25 A recent example of such “incident analysis,” where an environmental disaster is the trigger, is Charles F. Walker, Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and its Long Aftermath (Durham, North Carolina, 2008). 26 Crosby, “Past and Present of Environmental History,” p. 1188. 18 richard w. unger of local developments, short-term changes, or specific interactions between people and their surroundings has built up enough of a foundation for the production of general surveys of pre-modern environmental history.

Ovitt, George. The Restoration of Perfection: Labor and Technology in Medieval Culture (New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1987). introduction 21 Pfister, Christian. “Das ‘1950er Syndrom’: Die umweltgeschichtliche Epochenschwelle zwischen Industriegesellschaft und Konsumgesellschaft,” in Das 1950er Syndrom: Der Weg in die Konsumgesellschaft, ed. Christian Pfister (Bern, 1995), pp. 51–95. Radkau, Joachim. Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment, trans. Thomas Dunlap (New York, 2008). Richard C.

It will become possible to take one thread or strand or issue in the history of the environment and follow it tenaciously over time and across a broad geographical area. There will be a concentration on nuance and complexity, made possible because so much work has now been done and made necessary because now all the easy answers to questions about the way people deal with the world around them have been proven wrong. Pre-modern environmental history is now less self-conscious than it was. It is less concerned with ideas about nature.

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