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Long-term community responses to droughts in the early modern period : the case study of Terrassa, Spain
Grau Satorras, Mar (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Otero, Iago, 1981- (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems)
Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies)
Reyes-García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Fecha: 2016
Resumen: New challenges posed by global environmental change have motivated scholars to pay growing attention to historical long-term strategies to deal with climate extremes. We aim to understand long-term trends in community responses to cope with droughts, to explain how many preindustrial societies coevolved with local hydro-climatic dynamics and coped with climate extremes over time. The specific goals of this work are: (1) to analyze how local communities experienced droughts over long periods of time and (2) to document the spectrum of recorded community responses to drought. Our research covers over one century (1605-1710) of responses to drought in the community of Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain. Data were collected through archival research. We reviewed and coded 2076 village council minutes. Our results show that the local community adopted a mixture of symbolic, institutional, and infrastructural responses to drought and that drought-related decisions varied through time. We discuss adaptation strategies on the basis of the distinct physical signals of drought propagation and the role of nonclimatic historical factors, such as warfare and public debt, in shaping responses. We conclude that long-term perspectives on premodern history and comparable empirical studies are fundamental to advance our understanding of past social responses to hydro-climatic extremes.
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CSD2010-00034
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/CFI-DGR2013
Derechos: Tots els drets reservats
Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Materia: Adaptation ; Drought ; Early modern period ; Environmental history
Publicado en: Ecology and society, Vol. 21, issue 2 (2016) , art. 33, ISSN 1708-3087

DOI: 10.5751/ES-08232-210233


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