Climates of Crisis!

The climate changes. How does that affect societies? We may be facing unprecedented global warming but the past can still help us to frame and understand the relationship between environmental change and history. There is a growing scholarship on this and has been since Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie started exploring the subject in the 1950s… Continue reading Climates of Crisis!

Looking East: T’ang China c. 600-c. 900

The increased interest in world and global history means it is a good time to start thinking about how to compare the Merovingian and Carolingian worlds to cultures to the East. And by ‘the East’, I don’t just mean Byzantium and the Arab world. What do we do if we want to look further afield?… Continue reading Looking East: T’ang China c. 600-c. 900