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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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162 words

Prolonged starvation, of which the danger and horrors are often mentioned in the OT; it was one of the four ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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61 words

Extreme prolonged shortage of food, produced by both natural and man-made causes. If it persists, famine results in widespread starvation ...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009

Aside from Ireland, Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is often thought to have become immune to ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
476 words

has afflicted societies since the beginning of history. It may be defined as a persistent failure in food supplies over ...

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,729 words
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2

Famine is a protracted total shortage of food in a restricted geographical area, political unit, or cultural group, causing widespread ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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6,382 words
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[This entry includes four subentries, an overview and discussions of famine in Africa, East Asia, and India.] ...

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009

Famine is a protracted total shortage of food in a restricted geographical area, political unit, or cultural group, causing widespread ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,012 words

A famine is a sudden and localized increase in human death caused physically by inadequate consumption of food. Famines tend ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
1,522 words

is a serious shortage of food affecting a region or a large group of people over an extended period of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2,749 words
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Defining famine remains a controversial issue. On the one hand, famines that produce excess mortality usually represent only peaks in ...

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Dominic W. Rathbone

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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327 words

Catastrophic breakdowns in the production and distribution of essential foodstuffs, resulting in exceptionally high mortality from attendant epidemic *diseases...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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738 words

As the population grew rapidly during the 13th and 14th centuries, chroniclers bemoaned the famines that resulted from spectacularly bad harvests. The great dearth of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
317 words

(λιμός). In a marginally subsistent agricultural economy such as that of Byz., famine followed any climatic irregularity that interfered with ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,006 words

The West Byzantium ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
102 words

The great dearth of 1258 was the worst in the 13th century, but it was far surpassed in severity by ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
484 words

Occurred throughout the MA but was not a regular phenomenon. It emerged often in conjunction with epidemics and *warfare and ...

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