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The Great Famine:
Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century
William Chester Jordan

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Prologue3
Pt. IA Calamity "Unheard-of Among Living Men"
1The Bringers of Famine in 1315: Rain, War, God7
2The Harvest Failures and Animal Murrains24
Pt. IIThe Economics and Demography of the Famine in Rural Society
3Prices and Wages43
4The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Lords61
5The Cost-of-Living Crisis: Rustics87
6The Struggle for Survival108
Pt. IIITowns and Principalities
7Urban Demography and Economy127
8Coping in Towns151
9The Policies of Princes167
Epilogue182
Notes189
Bibliography261
Index305

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