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Title: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Climate, Weather and the Rise of the Lordship of the Isles
Authors: Oram, Richard
Contact Email: rdo1@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Oram, RD
Citation: Oram R (2014) Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Climate, Weather and the Rise of the Lordship of the Isles. In: Oram RD (ed.). The Lordship of the Isles. The Northern World, 68, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 40-61.
Keywords: environmental history
medieval climate
North Atlantic
Hebrides
coastal erosion
sand-blow
fishing
biomass production
cattle and livestock management
exchange mechanisms
lordly consumption
predatory culture
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brill
Series/Report no.: The Northern World, 68
Abstract: This chapter explores the influences of changes in the North Atlantic regional climate from the late thirteenth to fifteenth centuries and considers the impact of those changes on the economy, culture and society of the Hebrides and western mainland of Scotland.  It examines the stresses that resulted from both extreme weather events in the short term and from long-term declines in conditions and offers scenarios for cultural and societal resilience or reconfiguration in the face of those changes.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21177
URL: http://www.brill.com/products/book/lordship-isles
Affiliation: History

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