By Peter H. Wilson
This significant other includes 31 essays through prime overseas students to supply an summary of the foremost debates on eighteenth-century Europe.
- Examines the social, highbrow, monetary, cultural, and political adjustments that came about all through eighteenth-century Europe
- Focuses on Europe whereas putting it inside of its overseas context
- Considers not only significant western eu states, but additionally the usually ignored nations of jap and northern Europe
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Further severe storms punctuated the following decades, but the 1790s were remarkable for the number of extreme events: 1791 (with two), 1792 (with four), and 1795. Although they were episodic in character, the loss of life that they caused (an estimated 8,000 killed in the 1703 storm) and coastal ﬂooding with damage to housing, farmland, and stock, had notable short-term consequences for the european environment 19 those unlucky enough to experience them. The Great Storm of 1703 is estimated top have caused £2 million of damage in London alone.
The early 1770s witnessed severe subsistence crises in central Europe as a series of cold and wet autumns and springs, beginning as early as the late 1760s, with late snows and cool summers, caused grain prices to rise dramatically. In the German states and Austria the price of cereals rose by 111 percent, raising the specter of famine, disease, and mortality. In Bohemia the cost of rye rose by a factor of 3 between 1769 and 1771, and of oats and barley by a factor of 4. This led to severe social dislocation as unemployment, begging, and crime all increased.
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