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Hunger and History : The Impact of Changing Food Production and Consumption Patterns on Society - Robert I. Rotberg

Hunger and History

The Impact of Changing Food Production and Consumption Patterns on Society

By: Robert I. Rotberg (Editor), Theodore K. Rabb (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1985
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The essays in this 1985 volume direct attention to important questions on the relationship between food and history. Throughout human history, man has had to adapt and sustain himself by varying or expanding the basic kinds or forms of his nutritional staples, by migration, or by employing remarkable ingenuities to alter his environment. But we have as yet only a rudimentary understanding of nutrition and malnutrition in the past. The authors of these essays show how much of the past can be better understood if the distinctions which are obvious to clinicians and nutritionists are assimilated by historians. Likewise, this volume challenges assumptions about the mechanisms of population growth and decline, as well as theories of how populations react or adapt to constraints on their resources.

Nutrition and history
Nutrition, mortality and population size: Malthus' court of last report
Food, Infection
Infection, hidden hunger, and history
The impact of scarcity and plenty on population change in England, 1571-1871
The nutrition-mortality link in past times: a comment
The horticultural revolution: a cautionary note on prices
Social conflict and the grain supply in eighteenth-century France
Food entitlement, famine, and conflict
Famines, epidemics, and population growth Michelle
Better nutrition and India: a comment Santhebachahalli
Nutrition in African History
The impact of scarcity and plenty on development
Functional consequences of malnutrition for human populations: a comment
The effects of population on nutrition and economic well-being
Economics and population growth: a comment
Secular changes in American and British stature and nutrition
Synergy among mass infections, famines and poverty
The relationship of nutrition, disease, and social conditions: a graphical presentation The Conferees
Diet and delocalization: dietary changes since 1750
The value of contemporary food and nutrition studies for historians
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ISBN: 9780521315050
ISBN-10: 0521315050
Series: Studies in Interdisciplinary History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 1st July 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.51