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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The Years without Summer

Tracing A.D. 536 and its aftermath

£39.00
Editors:
Joel D. Gunn
Publication Year:
2000
Language:
English
Paperback:
176pp. Illustrated with maps, charts and line drawings.
ISBN 10:
1841710741
ISBN:
9781841710747
BAR number:
S872
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
“In the fall season of A.D. 536 Cassiodorus sat at his writing table…..” So Joel D. Gunn begins this interesting and unusual topic of study. Fifteen further papers discuss the climatic events and ramifications of that year, when the absence of sunlight turned the grapes bitter and gaunt faces walked the streets of Rome and all of Europe. This book examines the first millennium A.D. worldwide context of Cassiodorus and the situation he and his contemporaries experienced. Can we draw any comparisons with today's global changes?