Hunger in History: Food Shortage, Proverty, and Deprivation (Paperback)

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By Lucile F. Newman (Editor)
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Hunger in History represents the culmination of two years' work in human hunger by the members of the World Hunger Program at Brown University. In bringing together original and specially commissioned articles by some of the world's leading authorities on this topic, Amartya Sen, David Herlihy, Peter Garnsey, among others, the editors have succeeded in providing a strong cross-disciplinary base for the study of hunger. The volume, which includes 16 papers, looks at the problem of hunger from the beginnings of human society, defining and redefining the problem in ancient society and again in early modern and then contemporary society, and ends with an essay by the editors on solutions to the contemporary problem of hunger.

About the Author

Lucile F. Newman is Professor of Community Health and Anthropology in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781557866288
ISBN-10: 1557866287
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: April 6th, 1995
Pages: 444
Language: English
Series: Food Shortage