Friday, January 19, 2018
Review of 'Global crisis: war, climate change and catastrophe in the seventeenth century' by Geoffrey Parker
At times the book feels over-long, especially in the middle. There really are a lot of blow by blow accounts of what happened in each of the places he includes in his studies - I didn't need a new narrative history of the English Civil Wars. But it's worth reading for the beginning and the end, which does bring it all together,,,and bring it back up to date with accounts of Katrina, Sandy and other more recent disasters.