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By Ronnie Ellenblum

As a 'Medieval hot interval' prevailed in Western Europe throughout the 10th and 11th centuries, the japanese Mediterranean area, from the Nile to the Oxus, used to be being affected by a sequence of climatic failures which ended in the decline of a few of an important civilisations and cultural centres of the time. This provocative examine argues that many well-documented yet it sounds as if disparate occasions - corresponding to recurrent drought and famine in Egypt, mass migrations within the steppes of principal Asia, and the decline in inhabitants in city centres resembling Baghdad and Constantinople - are attached and may be understood in the extensive context of weather switch. Drawing on a wealth of textual and archaeological proof, Ronnie Ellenblum explores the influence of climatic and ecological swap around the jap Mediterranean during this interval, to supply a brand new viewpoint on why this was once a turning element within the background of the Islamic world.

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