Historical Catastrophe Studies

Collet, Dominik; Gerrard, Christopher; Rohr, Christian (eds.) (2020). Historical Catastrophe Studies, 2021. De Gruyter

The investigation of catastrophes from a historical perspective using highly interdisciplinary approaches is now a very dynamic field of research. History, archaeology, social anthropology, sociology, literary studies, philosophy, theology, climatology and geography are just some of the disciplines making vital contributions. Together they seek to understand how past and present societies have perceived, interpreted, coped with and remembered extreme events and what kinds of long-term adaptation strategies have been developed. Methodological considerations on the nature of hazards, risk, vulnerability and resilience are key issues as well. This series is open for publications in both German and English and focuses on monographs (including printed versions of excellent dissertations and theses) as well as edited volumes.

Item Type:

Journal or Series ((Book) Series)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Rohr, Christian


500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 970 History of North America




De Gruyter




Christian Rohr

Date Deposited:

26 Feb 2021 07:51

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2021 07:51

Additional Information:

Konrad Schellbach: Erdbeben in der Geschichtsschreibung des Früh- und Hochmittelalters. Ursprung, Verständnis und Anwendung einer spezifisch mittelalterlichen Traditionsbildung

Uncontrolled Keywords:

natural disasters, environmental history, climate history



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