The Basic Environmental History

  • Mauro Agnoletti
  • Simone Neri Serneri

Part of the Environmental History book series (ENVHIS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Paolo Malanima
    Pages 1-29
  3. Enric Tello-Aragay, Gabriel Jover-Avellà
    Pages 31-78
  4. Verena Winiwarter
    Pages 79-119
  5. Stéphane Frioux
    Pages 121-141
  6. Dieter Schott
    Pages 171-198

About this book


This book is an introductory instrument to the main themes of environmental history, illustrating its development over time, methodological implications, results achieved and those still under discussion. But the overriding aspiration is to show that the doubts, methods and knowledge elaborated by environmental history have a heuristic value that is far from negligible precisely in its attitude to the most consolidated major historiography.  For this reason, this book gives an overview of environmental history as it is an essential component of  the basic knowledge of global history. At the same time, it introduces specific aspects which are useful both for anyone wanting to deepen his/her studies of environmental historiography and for those interested in one of the many disciplinary areas – from rural history to urban history, from the history of technology to the history of public health, etc. with which environmental history develops a dialogue.


Environmental Economics Environmental History Historical Geography Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Agnoletti
    • 1
  • Simone Neri Serneri
    • 2
  1. 1.DEISTAF, University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Political and International SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09179-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09180-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9019
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9027
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