Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and its Social Dimension: A Synthesis

  title={Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and its Social Dimension: A Synthesis},
  author={Christian Pfister and Rudolf Br{\'a}zdil},
  journal={Climatic Change},
The introductory paper to this special issue of Climatic Change summarizes the results of an array of studies dealing with the reconstruction of climatic trends and anomalies in sixteenth-century Europe and their impact on the natural and the social world. Areas discussed include glacier expansion in the Alps, the frequency of natural hazards (floods in central and southern Europe and storms on the Dutch North Sea coast), the impact of climate deterioration on grain prices and wine production… Expand
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