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By Declan Curran,Lubomyr Luciuk,Andrew G. Newby

This quantity explores financial, social, and political dimensions of 3 catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845–1850, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the 1860s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932/1933.

In addition to delivering new insights into those occasions on overseas, nationwide and nearby scales, this quantity contributes to an elevated comparative historiography in old famine experiences. The parallel stories offered during this e-book problem and increase confirmed understandings of famine tragedies, together with: famine causation and culpability; social and neighborhood famine vulnerabilities; core–periphery relationships among countries and areas; levels of nationwide autonomy and self-sufficiency; in addition to famine reminiscence and identity.

Famines in ecu financial History advocates that the influence and long term effects of famine for a kingdom could be understood within the context of evolving geopolitical family members that stretch past its borders. in addition, nearby buildings inside a state may end up in unevenness in either the severity of the speedy famine problem and the post-famine recovery.

This ebook should be of curiosity to these within the fields of financial heritage, ecu historical past and financial geography.

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