Recent publications by medieval environmental historians:


Scott Bruce, ed. Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Studies in Environmental History for Richard C. Hoffmann (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

Dolly Jørgensen, “‘All good rule of the Citee’: Sanitation and civic government in England, 1400-1600,” Journal of Urban History 36 no. 3 (2010): 300-315. Full text pdf

Dolly Jørgensen, “Local government responses to urban river pollution in late medieval England,” Water History 2, no. 1 (2010): 35-52. Online

Dolly Jørgensen, “The roots of the English royal forest,” in Anglo-Norman Studies XXXII: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2009, ed. Chris Lewis, 114-128 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010)

Péter Szabó, “Ancient woodland boundaries in Europe,” Journal of Historical Geography 36 (2010): 205-214.

Péter Szabó, “Driving forces of stability and change in woodland structure: A case-study from the Czech lowlands,” Forest Ecology and Management 259 (2010): 650–656.


James A. Galloway, “Storm flooding, coastal defence and land use around the Thames estuary and tidal river c.1250-1450,” Journal of Medieval History 35 no. 2 (2009): 171-188.

Richard Hoffmann, “Strekfusz: A fish dish links Jagiellonian Cracow to distant waters,” in Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages: A Cultural History, ed. Piotr Górecki and Nancy van Dusen, 116-124 and 261-265 (London: I. B. Tauris, 2009).

Richard Keyser, “The Transformation of Traditional Woodland Management: Commercial Sylviculture in Medieval Champagne,” French Historical Studies 32, no. 3 (2009): 353-384. Available via Duke University Press.

Tim Newfield, “A Cattle Panzootic in Early Fourteenth-Century Europe,” Agricultural History Review 57.2 (2009): 155-90. Abstract.

Péter Szabó, “Open Woodland in Europe in the Mesolithic and in the Middle Ages: Can There Be a Connection?” Forest Ecology and Management 257 (2009): 2327–2330.


Ellen Arnold, “An Introduction to Medieval Environmental History,” History Compass 6.3 (2008): 898-916. Available from History Compass and Wiley InterScience.

Fredric L Cheyette, “The Disappearance of the Ancient Landscape and the Climatic Anomaly of the Early Middle Ages,” Early Medieval Europe, 16 (2008) 127-165.

R. Gertwagern, S. Raicevich, T. Fortibuoni, and O. Giovanardi, eds., Il mare come’era. Le interazioni tra uomo ed  ambiente ne; Mediterraneo dall’Epoca Romana al XIX secolo: una visione storica ed  ecologica delle attività di pesca. [Human-environment interactions in the Mediterranean Sea since the Roman period until the 19th century: an historical and ecological perspective on fishing activities.] Atti del Workshop internazionale HMAP del Mediterraneo e Mar Nero Chioggia, 27-29 Settembre. Free pdf download.

Barbara A. Hanawalt and Lisa J. Kiser, eds., Engaging with Nature. Essays on the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). Online description.

Richard Hoffmann, with four co-participants. “AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis,” American Historical Review 113 (2008), 1431-1465.

Richard Hoffmann, “Aquaculture in Champagne before the Black Death of 1348-1350,” in Archéologie du poisson. 30 ans d’archéo-ichtyologie au CNRS. Hommage aux travaux de Jean Desse et Nathalie Desse-Berset, ed. P. Béarez, S. Grouard, and B. Clavel, 67-82 (Antibes: Éditions APDCA, 2008).

Richard Hoffmann, “Medieval Europeans and their Aquatic Ecosystems” in Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007-2008, ed. Bernd Herrmann, 45-64 (Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2008). Free pdf download.

Dolly Jørgensen, “Cooperative Sanitation: Managing Streets and Gutters in Late Medieval England and Scandinavia,” Technology and Culture 49 (2008): 547-567. Available via Project Muse. *** winner of the 2009 European Society for Environmental History article prize ***

Vicki Ellen Szabo, Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea (Brill, 2008). Online description.


Ellen Arnold, “Engineering Miracles: Water Control, Conversion and the Creation of a Religious Landscape in the Medieval Ardennes,” Environment and History 13 (2007): 447-476. Available via Ingenta.

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