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Published: 31 August 2019

288 Pages | 6 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786942296

Bookseller Code (09)

Volcanoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe

An Essay in Environmental Humanities

David McCallam

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • The first book to examine European volcanoes in the period in the full range of their physical and figurative manifestations
  • A model transdisciplinary study, combining travel literature, scientific writings, art criticism, philosophical speculation, political rhetoric, and climatological and ecological investigations
  • This study provides a major contribution to the emerging environmental understanding of the European Enlightenment
  • It draws on primary sources in several languages, including English, French, Italian and German
  • The first concerted study of eighteenth-century Icelandic volcanism in relation to the rest of the continent