What role did the Early Medieval climate changes play in the creation of the post-Roman world? Did people migrate because of the cooling weather?
The history behind the castle-building on hilltops in the medieval Mediterranean landscape – the incastellamento or incastellation – is nuanced
Environmentalism covers the ancient idea that environments and climate influences our mentalities. New book offers an introduction
New book by Bruce M. S. Campbell on the Great Transition from 13th to the 16th century promises to be the new bible in environmental history
The newly published Old World Drought Atlas was recently used to gauge the seriousness of the Syrian Draught, the like of which has not been seen for 900 years.
Natural disasters in the Middle Ages were met with resilience in a number of different ways: migration, rebuilding, re-settlements.
Severe deterioration of living conditions in Scandinavia in the years AD 536 – 50 was caused by two volcanic explosions following upon each other.
What impact did climate have on Medieval History? A new crop of studies help to explore the details of the linkage between migrations, wars and much more. Get the overview here
BOOK REVIEW: Sarah Kate Raphael explores the interplay between the climate in Medieval Levant and the politics of crusading and warring in the region
The medieval warm period (AD 725 – 1025) was characterised by little solar activity and few volcanic eruptions. This resulted in climate stability and economic and demographic growth
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Recent studies explore the connection between medieval climate changes and historical migrations in North Eastern Europe bordering the White See
Medieval summer temperatures shifted dramatically inside the last 2000 years, shows new studies. Next step is to map the shifts regionally.
New research demonstrates the widespread impact of the climatic shocks in the 6th century creating a Late Antique Littel Ice Age reaching across most of the northern hemisphere
The sun turns black, earth sinks in the sea. Down from heaven, stars are whirled… Thus sang the Seeress (the Völva) to Odin
Source of Mysterious Medieval Eruption from 1258 identified as Indonesia’s Samalas volcano, part of the Rinjani Volcanic Complex on Lombok Island