Author: Martin Bauch

Bologna and Siena during the Dantean Anomaly (1309–1321)

1000 Worte Forschung: Ongoing subproject in the Dantean Anomaly JRG, GWZO Leipzig The common consensus seems to suggest that Italy was spared from the Great Famine (1315–1321).[1] While it is certainly true that fewer people starved there than in contemporary England, however, the absence of massive famine does not necessarily…

The Dantean Anomaly (1309-1321): Rapid Climate Change in Late Medieval Europe with a Global Perspective

I am in the third circle, filled with cold,  / unending, heavy, and accursed rain; / its measure and its kind are never changed. / Gross hailstones, water gray with filth, and snow / come streaking down across the shadowed air;  / the earth, as it receives that shower, stinks.…

Martin Bauch/Thomas Labbé: „The Dantean Anomaly 1309-1321 – Rapid Climate Change and Late Medieval Europe in a Global Perspective“ #dhmasterclass

In the context of a Junior Research Group („The Dantean Anomaly 1309-1321 – Rapid Climate Change and Late Medieval Europe in a Global Perspective“), funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as a so called Freigeist Fellowship, three sub-projects cooperate to create a dense history of a phase of rapid climate change…