History at the End of the World? History Climate Change and the Possibility of Closure: History, Climate Change and the Possibility of Closure

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Mark Levene, Robert Johnson, Penny Roberts
Humanities-Ebooks, 1 jan. 2010 - 250 sidor
This collection of essays proposes that climate change means serious peril. Our argument, however, is not about the science per se. It is about us, our deep and more recent history, and how we arrived at this calamitous impasse. With contributions from academic activists and independent researchers, History at the End of the World challenges advocates of' business as usual' to think again. But in its wide-ranging assessment of how we transcend the current crisis, it also proposes that the human past could be our most powerful resource in the struggle for survival. Our approaches begin from archaeology, literature, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy of science, engineering and sustainable development, as well as' straight' history.
 

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Notes on Contributors
8
Acknowledgements
11
A Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
13
Deep History
34
Harbingers of the End
46
3 People climate and landscape in medieval Iceland and beyond
53
explanations of crisis and natural disaster in premodern Europe
67
The Debate about Enlightenment and Modernity
80
Fossil Fuels Energy Consumption and the Legacy of Slave Abolition
132
Countdown to SelfAnnihilation
148
the Nuclear Dimension
166
Surviving Catastrophe Creating Conditions for Renewal
188
12 A Zoroastrian Dilemma? Parsi Responses to Global Catastrophe
205
13 How Novels Can Contribute to our Understanding of Climate Change
218
14 Towards Transition
234
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Climate Change and Modernity
94
Coming to Terms with a Recent Historical Legacy
113

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Mark Levene is Reader in Comparative History at the University of Southampton, Rob Johnson is a historian at All Souls College, Oxford, and Penny Roberts is Associate Professor in History at the University of Warwick. There are thirteen other contributors

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