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Famine, exchange networks, and the village community: a comparative analysis of the subsistence crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders

Eric Vanhaute (UGent) and Thijs Lambrecht (UGent)
(2011) CONTINUITY AND CHANGE. 26(2). p.155-186
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This article focuses on local agency in two near-famines in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Flanders. Our comparative analysis of the food crises of 1740 and 1845-1847 in Flanders exposes the local mechanisms of coping and protection, both in an informal and a formal way. The main thesis is that the impact of hunger crises in peasant societies is directly related to the level of stress absorption within the local village community. Our findings contradict the traditional vision of a more-or-less straightforward shift in famine crisis management from rural, local and informal to urban, supra-local and formal. The success of surmounting a food crisis has always had local roots.
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FRANCE, ENGLAND

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MLA
Vanhaute, Eric, and Thijs Lambrecht. “Famine, Exchange Networks, and the Village Community: a Comparative Analysis of the Subsistence Crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders.” CONTINUITY AND CHANGE 26.2 (2011): 155–186. Print.
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Vanhaute, E., & Lambrecht, T. (2011). Famine, exchange networks, and the village community: a comparative analysis of the subsistence crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, 26(2), 155–186.
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Vanhaute, Eric, and Thijs Lambrecht. 2011. “Famine, Exchange Networks, and the Village Community: a Comparative Analysis of the Subsistence Crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders.” Continuity and Change 26 (2): 155–186.
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Vanhaute, Eric, and Thijs Lambrecht. 2011. “Famine, Exchange Networks, and the Village Community: a Comparative Analysis of the Subsistence Crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders.” Continuity and Change 26 (2): 155–186.
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Vanhaute E, Lambrecht T. Famine, exchange networks, and the village community: a comparative analysis of the subsistence crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE. 2011;26(2):155–86.
IEEE
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E. Vanhaute and T. Lambrecht, “Famine, exchange networks, and the village community: a comparative analysis of the subsistence crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders,” CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 155–186, 2011.
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  title        = {Famine, exchange networks, and the village community: a comparative analysis of the subsistence crises of the 1740s and the 1840s in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0268416011000142},
  volume       = {26},
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