Natural Resources in European History pulls together several papers from the Bellagio Conference on Natural Resources and Economic Development which took place in 1977. Originally published in 1978, this report focuses on papers exploring the history of natural resources in Continental Europe presenting research on how resources were traded, collected and depleted between the fifteenth and nineteenth century. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies or with an interest in Environmental History.
Part 1: Early Modern Europe (1400-1800)
A. Trade and Resource Use in the Baltic Area
1. North European Commerce as a Solution to Resource Shortage in the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries
2. Foreign Trade and Forest Use in Northeastern Europe, 1660-1860
B. Topical Studies of Resource Problems
3. Resources and Construction Materials in Preindustrial Europe
4. Resource Depletion in European Mining and Metallurgical Industries
5. Disaster Management and Resource Saving in Europe, 1400-1800
Part 2: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
6. Technical Change as an Escape from Resource Scarcity: England in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
7. Natural Resources in Central Europe during the Industrial Revolution
8. Natural Resources, Preindustrial Society and Industrialization in Scandinavia
9. Natural Resources and Economic Development in the Mediterranean Basin
10. Discussion of Coppola and Lukasiewicz Papers
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