Environmental History in Europe from 1994 to 2004 : Enthusiasm and Consolidation

TitleEnvironmental History in Europe from 1994 to 2004 : Enthusiasm and Consolidation
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsWiniwarter, V., L. Rácz, and et al
Journal titleEnvironment & History
Pages501 - 530

This review presents European scholarship in environmental history by highlighting a limited number of works which have proved significant in their respective countries. The decade from 1994-2004 saw the development of a new scholarly network for environmental history in Europe. Members of this network have contributed to an overview about important work done in their region during the last ten years. A series of case studies on Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Czechia and Slovakia are ordered. The emerging picture shows the diversity of approaches and themes as well as the different degrees of institutional backing and involvement into teaching curricula. The introduction discusses the language challenges in Europe and some common traits in the development are sketched in the conclusions.


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