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The Culture of Disaster

Marie-Hélène Huet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural ... More


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