The collapse of the eastern Mediterranean : climate change and the decline of the East, 950-1072 / Ronnie Ellenblum.

"As a 'Medieval Warm Period' prevailed in Western Europe during the tenth and eleventh centuries, the eastern Mediterranean region, from the Nile to the Oxus, was suffering from a series of climatic disasters which led to the decline of some of the most important civilisations and cul...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Ellenblum, Roni
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. The collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean. 1. Presenting the events ; 2. Deconstructing a 'collapse' ; 3. 950-1027--An impending disaster
  • Part II. Regional domino effects in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1027-60 AD. 4. The collapse of Iran ; 5. The fall of Baghdad ; 6. A crumbling empire: the Pechenegs and the decimation of Byzantium ; 7. Egypt and its provinces, 1050s-1070s
  • Part III. Cities and minorities. 8. Jerusalem and the decline of classical cities ; 9. Water supply, declining cities and deserted villages ; 10. Food crises and accelerated Islamization ; 11. Reflections.