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Four million Tiv people form the major culture of the Benue state of southern Nigeria. They are popularly known as the greatest democrats in Africa as their society is based on fraternal cooperation between age mates rather than on authoritative chieftaincy…

While gender-blindness has characterised much writing on colonial environmental history, women have assumed center-stage in the historical narratives produced by two linked contemporary policy discourses: ecofeminism, and ‘women, environment and development.’

This paper examines argues that common property regimes in the Indian Himalayas historically provided only one of an interdependent set of production strategies.

Carruthers explores the relevance of work conducted by James Stevenson-Hamilton, during his employment in the Sudan civil service, to the modern conservation doctrine of sustainable yield.

Over the Colonial period, prolonged drought episodes had severe impacts on all sectors of society, particularly indigenous rural populations. This paper employs a variety of colonial historical records to document the nature and extent of these impacts within the context of prevailing social, political and economic conditions.

This issue of Environment and History completes a third year of the new journal, and presents a useful opportunity for reflection about the state of the discipline.

Archaeological evidence demonstrates that prehistoric human activities caused significant environmental alteration in many parts of the region…

G. P. Marsh wrote his monumental Man and Nature (1864) almost entirely in Italy, where he drew heavily from Italian insights and Italian landscapes.

A smoke prevention committee supervised the work of two specialist inspectors and maintained detailed minutes. These show how councillors decided that ‘black smoke’ was preventable.

This article assesses the data on snow and snow-cover contained in the Diarium or diary of Martinus Crusius (1526–1607), one of the 16th century’s German humanists. This data is compared with the relevant 20th century meteorological data.