History events at the IHR

A roundtable discussion of Geoffrey Parker, 'Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (2013)'

02 May 2014, 17:15 - 19:15

Event Type: Seminar


Paul Warde (UEA) will give an appreciation of the book; Geoffrey Parker will respond


The concept of a 'general crisis' in seventeenth-century Europe was first developed and debated in the 1950s. Although rejected by some, the concept has evolved and gradually been applied to other parts of the world. Geoffrey Parker's book takes this development to a wholly new level, in the process confirming the 'general crisis' as a pivotal moment in global history. Those attending are encouraged to read at least parts of the book - Parts 1 and/or 5 most obviously. There is also an interesting review of it by Jan de Vries in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XLIV:3 (Winter, 2014), 369-77.

Venue: Room 102 (Senate House, first floor)

Senate House
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU 

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