Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe

ENVIRON 236
HISTORY 236

The course surveys human interactions with European environments in ancient, medieval, and early modern times (500 BCE-1750 CE). It presents the ecological dimensions to selected episodes in the economic history of ancient Greece, imperial Rome, medieval Europe, and the Europe of early nation states. It shows that before the "anthropocene" and the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s European people established dynamic relations with their ecosystems that profoundly modified both humans and ecologies.

Credits: 
3
School(s)/College(s): 
Literature, Science, & Arts » Program in the Environment
Literature, Science, & Arts » History
Semesters: 
Fall 2016