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!

Apocalypse, Merovingian and Modern

Last week Cambridge University Press published my new book, The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages! This, I thought, would be a good time to reflect on a couple of themes from the book. The idea that people believed that the world would end, and probably soon, is often not taken too seriously. For many… Continue reading Apocalypse, Merovingian and Modern