Elizabeth Zachariadou (ed.), Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire., Halcyon Days in Crete III: A Symposium Held in Rethymnon, 10-12 January 1997, Rethymnon: Crete University Press, 1999.
A natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a flood, sometimes followed by a second disaster, such as fire or an epidemic, constitutes an unforeseen event which has an impact on a society/s economy or edmography and often on the relations of the individual with the state or the religious authorities. Nevertheless, the role of natural disasters in historical developments is ambiguous. The nineteenth studies included in this volume deal with methodology for the study of natural disasters and with problems mentioned above.
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