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|Titolo:||The famine of the 1590s in northern Italy. An analysis of the greatest "system shock" of sixteenth century|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Autori interni:||ALFANI, GUIDO|
|Rivista:||HISTOIRE & MESURE|
|Abstract:||This article analyzes the extremely severe famine of the 1590s in northern Italy, triggered by several consecutive years of bad weather at a time of particularly acute population pressure on the available resources. The long duration and the large extent of the famine made it impossible to buy grain on the market and also prevented the urban food provision institutions from finding effective solutions to the crisis. Their failure fuelled a general “system shock” for the social, economic and demographic structures of Northern Italy, leading to protest, violence and general social and economic disorder. The article recurs to a large database of demographic time series to identify the areas struck worst by the famine. It then focuses on the region Emilia-Romagna, and lastly provides a case study of the rural town of Nonantola, for which rare data about age at death during the famine are used. Overall the article suggests that the 1590s famine was not solely the result of the combination of climate, agrarian technology and demographic density, but was a complex “human failure” than can be fully understood only by taking into account also institutions, culture, social and economic behaviour, and even psychological factors.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista Scientifica|
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