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dc.contributor.author Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T15:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T15:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00369220518737243 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dodgshon , R 2005 , ' The Little Ice Age in the Scottish Highlands and Islands: documenting its human impact ' Scottish Geographical Journal , vol 121 , no. 4 , pp. 321-337 . , 10.1080/00369220518737243 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95804 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1645 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1645
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the Little Ice Age in the Scottish Highlands and Islands and uses documentary evidence to show its impact on the farm economy. It has three sections. The first examines how Highland climate may have changed during the Little Ice Age. and notes that increased storminess was probably as much a factor as lower annual mean temperatures. The second takes the most severe phase of the Little Ice Age. the Maunder Mininium, 1645-1715, and uses rests or eases of rent to show how it stressed the farm economy. The third examines evidence for the abandonment of land during the Maunder Minimum. As well as arguing, that we need to see abandonment in its social as well as physical setting. it highlights the role played by the temporary abandonment of land and suggests that Such abandonment along the western seaboard probably indicates the impact of increased storminess. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Scottish Geographical Journal en_US
dc.subject Highlands en_US
dc.subject ittle Ice Age en_US
dc.subject documentary evidence en_US
dc.subject farm output en_US
dc.title The Little Ice Age in the Scottish Highlands and Islands: documenting its human impact en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Cultural and Historical Geography en_US


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