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    Public health, pollution and the problem of waste disposal in early modern Tuscany

    Henderson, John (2010) Public health, pollution and the problem of waste disposal in early modern Tuscany. In: Cavaciocchi, S. (ed.) Le interazioni fra economia e ambiente biologico nell'Europa preindustriale secc. XIII-XVIII. Economic and biological interactions in pre-industrial Europe from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni. Florence, Italy: Firenze University Press, pp. 373-382. ISBN 9788884535856.

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    Book synopsis: Pests, parasites and pathogens have exerted a significant influence on the progress of economic development in pre-industrial times, through their effects on health, longevity and reproduction of human beings, plants and animals. Biological uncertainty, the man responded in turn with answers, public or private, formal or informal, and so different in effectiveness as the cost. The success has always been partial and dependent on the experience, knowledge and investment of resources. These mutual influences have never found a suitable accommodation or convincing models Smithian, Malthusian, Ricardian, Marxist and institutional typically used to describe and explain the ebb and flow of economic development pre-industrial Europe. In this volume of the proceedings of the Week of studies sponsored by the Foundation Datini leading experts in the field are engaged to analyze, illustrate and discuss the exact nature of the complex interactions between economic agents and processes and biological approach with an exciting, innovative and interdisciplinary examine the extent to which these processes have acted in mutual independence, whether there was a significant co-evolution and what are the prospects for developing explanatory models that best may accept the essentially bilateral nature of these interactions.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 11:30
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:08


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